Slow and Steady Never Wins the Race
The tortise and the hare. We all know the story. Slow and steady wins the race.
Slow and steady NEVER wins the race. Not once has slow and steady won the race. It doesn’t matter if it’s a sprint, marathon or even an ultra marathon. The one who finishes the fastest wins. Always. No matter what. The story isn’t about the benefits of going slow and steady. This story is about underestimating your opponent.
Society tells us, “What’s the hurry? Slow down. Don’t rush. Take it easy. Slow and steady wins the race.” This is poor think. You need to be in a hurry. In a hurry to get to the gym, to finish your workout, to make a decision and to accomplish your goals. Consider this, you are the hare and your fears + doubts are the tortoise. You are faster and you will win every time IF you do not slow down and procrastinate. You see, our fears and doubts feed on time. That’s what keeps them alive. STARVE them out! The more time that you spend focused on them; the more they will grow and stay close to you BUT if you don’t slow down, if you are in a hurry to finish the race, if you move fast - you will win.
Think about what kind of people are in the front of the pack in a race and think about what kind of people are dragging along at the back. The people at the front have the courage to be all in and give it their absolute gut wrenching best. And they are in a hurry to accomplish their goals as fast as they can. They have no time to spend feeding their fear based truths. They are too focused on the present priority and being a winner. It’s like climbing a mountain. It’s lonely at the top. Only the people who work their asses off and don’t let up on the pedal reach the top. They earn it and they are rewarded with an incredible view and an incredible life.
We don’t have to go at this alone either. We can get a coach. I believe in coaching 100%. I have a coach for every area of my life that I want to improve. I have a strength coach, a sports psych coach, a business coach, a relationship coach, etc. It’s easier to accomplish your goals when you have someone who has been there and done that. You don’t have to make the same mistakes that they did. They have expertise, knowledge, a call to action and a plan. They also keep you accountable and MOVING FORWARD. They keep you focused on the present priority and help you transition to the next one.
We’re all going to make errors. Whether it takes us 2 months to finally make that decision we know is best for us but keep putting off because we’re scared we might not deserve this incredible life. Or we take 2 seconds to make the same decision. Either way, we’re going to make errors. No matter what. Don’t give those fears of not being enough ANY time. Acknowledge the error. Learn from the error. MOVE ON.
HURRY UP! Life’s not waiting around for you. It’s happening now. Get up and get going.