I came across a great article « The Power of Slow, Why All Good Things Take Time » By Aly Juma and I wanted to share with you extracts : « With everything, thinking long term and making steady progress, day by day, is what generates real results. This is the power of slow. With patience, discipline, and hard work, eventually you’ll stumble upon a breakthrough.
This approach is applicable to all areas of our lives: art, science, business, design, writing, and so on. If you have a problem or goal that is beyond you, you should try to slow down, rather than speed up. Here are three simple steps to fully harness the power of slow :
. 1 - Don’t Force It : when you’re stuck and literally feel like banging your head against the wall, it’s a good idea to take a step back and walk away. Let things marinate in your subconscious.
. 2 - Respect Your Process : do what you enjoy, take breaks, and let things happen organically because often times, it is in these unsuspecting activities that our mind truly opens up.
. 3 - Make Progress : the point is progress, not immediacy. Slow and steady wins the race.
“I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.” Abraham Lincoln
Ultimately, as long as you’re putting in the effort to move forward, you’ll achieve success. No matter how small or slow it feels, these little efforts add up far quicker than you’d realize. So don’t be bothered when things feel slow, because they’re supposed to. »