Slowness takes you far

Several years ago, I overheard a line of conversation between a child and his grandpa. The boy was hurrying the old man, and he replied:

“Slowness takes you far.”

That sentence has been resonating ever since in my mind.

Take for runners for example. Usain Bolt runs faster than any person has ever been able to. Compared to him, any ultra marathon runner is significantly slower but they go farther.

It all goes back to the old story ‘The Hare and the Tortoise’.

The one who persevere will win, no matter how slow they are. But, I would accent the importance of slowness. If you rush through your tasks, you’ll end up with messy work which will give you headaches during the editing phases.

If you take your time, measure every step carefully, you will reach far beyond limitations.