Slow and Steady


I’d been taught from my childhood and experienced too, that slow and steady wins the race. Undoubtedly I agree that its true but what is the most important word in this saying; ‘slow’ or ‘steady’.  We will agree that it is ‘steady’. So what about ‘fast and steady’?

If slow and study can win the race, fast and steady will definitely win. The only thing to debate here is how ‘fast’ can you manage with steadiness? We will agree the peak performance is not steady, thats is why we name it a peak.

In one of the discussion with my boss we argued about change and concluded change slowly by injecting 5 ml of dose for an incremental improvement. I thought in my mind why 5 ml? why not 100 ml thats too every time consistently. The doubt was who will decide the pace?

I got some cues to resolve this doubt. The environment around us is changing and if this 5 ml is doing equal to or more than that its fine. The pace will depend on time bound objective but it will require consistency. Because if you have to win you have to steady. Along with objective, slow or fast can be decided by the individual capabilities of maintaining consistency.

Just a thought.

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