"It does not matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop"

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

“It does not matter how slow you go as long as you don’t stop”

 Yes, admittedly I stumbled upon this quote and stole it from tumblr who stole it from Confucius, however the quote got me thinking whilst I was sitting in another dull as dishwater math lesson (no offense to all the mathematicians out there, but its not for me.) Trying my best to rack my brain around the mind-boggling objective of ‘algebraic fractions’ I looked over to my friend who was already speeding mercilessly through to question 10 when I was still writing the date. Yes that friend, we all have one, the friend that speeds through things so fast you don’t even have time to think, the friend that makes you feel slightly stupid for taking things slow instead of racing to finish in a nanosecond. Admit it, it’s annoying.

Despite this as I slowly ploughed through the questions, I realized, well, I may be going slow but at least I’m doing it right (hopefully), I must admit I felt slightly smug when the speedy friend actually got some questions wrong, and the teacher called out: “slow and steady wins the race”.
 Remember that old saying? The saying my mum drilled into me when I was younger. It’s actually stuck with me even now. Whether you’re looking to become the next Julia Roberts, Coco Channel, Einstein or Alan Sugar! It takes time to work your way up, and no one (unless your extremely lucky or royal) has success handed to him or her on a plate. The point is Even small steps in the right direction can add up and make a big difference in the long run. As long as you keep working toward your dreams and goals, even if it’s just a few minutes each day, you can achieve them.

I think what Dory said in Finding Nemo is useful: ‘just keep swimming’, meaning there may be some days, and lets face, it we all have these days where you feel like giving up, don’t. Believe me, or all of the most successful people in the world, as they will say the hard work pays off in the end and the satisfaction of achieving your goal will be so worth the effort. In the words of Winston Churchill: “Never, never, never give up”.

So, whether it’s solving a math’s equation or flying to the moon, don’t lose faith.
If you find a mountain in your way, go over it or around it. If you find a ravine in your way, build a bridge. You might not make much forward progress during the time you are surmounting your obstacle, but you are still moving towards the goal. The only way to fail is too give up.

“Just keep swimming”.

Liv xox 

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