One thing life has taught me is that rushing/hurrying is almost always counterproductive. Hurrying, as I understand it, involves pushing oneself beyond one’s optimal level. This leads to inefficiency, error and unnecessary stress. Speed is much better accomplished through focus, persistence and economy of action.
I always tell my Western friends that it is best to keep your own tradition. Changing religion is not easy and sometimes causes confusion. You must value your tradition and honor your own religion.