Have you heard that famous story of The Tortoise and the Hare? I always find that story a key source to boost someone’s passion and confidence, especially at that time when you feel like quitting, and hating themselves for making a slow progress towards anything.
I think the story is very encouraging, one that still works on those that are perceived as weak, or who are the underdog in any genre, whether that is professional life, academic or personal life.
Here are 5 reasons to why slow progress is still better than no progress.
1.Slow progress isn't failure
The truth is that slow progress is not a failure, it’s still better than nothing. Failure is giving up! When you stop trying to achieve something, you get nothing! While making a slow progress is actually a symptom showing you’re trying to get to somewhere, you can get something out of it!
Anything done suddenly and quickly often then gives a rise to some issues, whereas slow progress removes all chances of mistakes.
2.Slow progress adds up
For a second, imagine yourself as a writer who has just begun a journey to become a successful novelist, the slow journey will put you through various challenges.
Numerous circumstances will appear, you deal with them by fighting. In those fights you’ll learn the way to handle things – thus, you will gain more experience. The slow journey adds up experience in one’s life.
3.Slow Progress Teaches You To Try Out New Things
Slow progress allows you to adapt as necessary, learn at each step of the journey, and ensure that you are honoring your ideals and actual desires.
When you strive for success in the long run, you try to become multifunctional by using multiple ways, you execute new ways, try new things in order work it out, x that eventually makes you learn more and you become proficient.
4.Slow Progress Makes You Resilient
Another noteworthy advantage of making slow progress is, using it like a system that makes you more resilient. While thoroughly doing hard work on something, you become adhere with your goals – as we see many people who though make a quick progress within a short period of time, but they end up with nothing worth investing. Be stubborn about you goals, but flexible about your approach" if you never stop and keep on searching for answers, you will end up in a better place.
If you're resilient and patient you can achieve anything!
5. Slow Progress Makes You Learn – Not To Give Up!
As we read before, the reason the Tortoise had won the race in spite of his slow running was:
His stamina and spirit to keep on running without stopping or resting anywhere. This is the sign of true hard workers who learn to never give up, and keep up their strength to move forward, sooner or later they will reach their destination.
This is what slow progress teaches.
If the Tortoise would have stopped, wondering about the road , and just started to walk when the Hare awake, then he would never have won, because they would compete side by side and the Hare would beat him because it was way faster.
The Tortoise had to prove himself, be resilient to never stop, he had to show his walking capacity, and proved he was able to win every race in life!
Hence, never assume others are better than you – rather prove yourself by keeping up your spirit to move on, don’t stop – you never know!
May you become an example for others to follow like the Tortoise!
I know this moment in time is hard for some, people are losing their love ones, friends are splitting, couples are splitting, jobs are being taken away.. life is uncertained but don't lose focus on your GOALS. I hope now you feel inspired to keep on progressing. Regardless of slow progress... it's still progress and that's better than no progress.
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