Slow and steady wins the race. For centuries people have used this moral for Aesop’s fable The Tortoise and the Hare.
The moral is too simplistic to be true. You need a lot more to win.
The first skill needed is victory over self-doubt. This is a must needed skill to overcome all kinds of negative thoughts your mind tells you and others repeat.
The second skill needed is abundant enthusiasm. It is that quality that keeps up a joyful energetic go-getting attitude even when progress is extremely slow.
The third skill you need is the readiness to do the same boring things again and again. One step at a time, one step at a time, one step at a time it goes on.
Finally, what you need is the hope that you’ll touch the finishing tape however slow life seems to move on. There is no substitute for this.
Above and beyond all this, trust that God does not despise a slow mover. The God who created the eagle also created the snail. And if the snail made it to Noah’s ark it crawled all the way. Wow; isn’t it?
“By perseverance the snail reached the ark” –Charles Spurgeon