Slow(?) & Steady

Slow and steady wins the race….shouldn’t the saying be nice and steady?  Who really wants slow?  Regardless, the idea behind that saying is the importance of being consistent.  Many times we tend to put a lot of energy into getting off to a fast start or finishing strong.  Don’t get me wrong, starting and especially finishing are extremely important.  However, we all value consistency………the restaurant that regularly provides quality meals, the sports team that is always competitive, the cell phone with reliable reception, just to name a few examples.  Who enjoys a team who wins 2 out of 10 games, even if the 2 victories are huge?  Who wants to go to restaurant that gets the order right 1 out of 5 visits? Consistency doesn’t mean perfection, because everything and everyone is capable of coming up short from time to time; but we should deliver to ourselves and others regularly.  Take dieting for example.  The person who maintains their diet 6 out of 7 days each week is WAY more likely to lose weight than the person who fasts once a week.  The same principle applies in our lives.  Focus on consistency as a key part of your success process!

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9 thoughts on “Slow(?) & Steady

  1. This is great advice. We live In a fast paced world and are spoiled be getting the things we desire, immediately. It’s important to understand the power of consistency over time rather than always trying for the “first round knockout.”

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