Don’t let folks rush you or tell you your priorities.

Take your time. Unless it’s life and death, it can wait. Ironically, when you slow down in the short-term, you tend to speed up in the long-term. Know why you’re doing things and do them well, even if that means taking some extra time (and poking at someone’s impatience) in the process. People don’t remember how fast you went, they remember what you produce.