In children’s stories, surely, slow and steady wins the race. Slower paced, but consistent and focused action leads to reaching a goal. Nothing in life needs to be rushed. We need to enjoy the journey. Yes, I get it. In fact, you have probably heard that life is not a sprint but a marathon. However, I must say that life is still a race. We need not hide behind slow and steady so we can indulge in sluggishness. We need to remember that we are running against time, and we do not have eternity to do anything. Those who live long have, maybe, about 100 years. If you think about it, that’s not really a long time but it is enough to do great things. That, provided we know the essence of time. Every moment spent lagging and loitering is gone forever.
It is true that we must develop consistent and helpful habits as we continue our journey to success. Those who are truly successful tend to be habitually successful. One thing I have learnt also is that successful people are not slack in any way. They form the habit of doing what they must do when they must do it. Those who win races run, whether in sprint or in marathon, and those who finish first receive the medal. Everyone in a race may finish well, but only those who finish first receive medals. Each person may decide what position they want to be in.
Does slow and steady win the race? Well, perhaps slow and steady finishes the race but not necessarily win the race. If you must do something, now is the time to do it. It’s time for consistent and timely action. Do not wait till tomorrow to do what you must do today. Do not spend 30 hours doing what you can do in 10 hours. Do not slow down your own pace in life. It is not about haste but about speed. And on the road to success, there are no speed limits. Whatsoever you are responsible for doing, do with speed and give room for more to be done. Do not play a sluggardly game. Keep moving forward at the pace of winners.
Actions for the week
A quote to remember
Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. - Charles M. Schulz
Until another time,
Dele Ola, Award-Winning Author of Be A Change Agent
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