Remember the story of the tortoise and the hare? It taught a great lesson about life: slow and steady wins the race. But who wants to go slow? Slow is for the folks that don’t get it, aren’t focused, or don’t know what they want or how to get it. It’s all about the win. No one cares how you got there as long as you win, right?
While it may seem like the outcome is all that matters, in reality, the journey is the most important part. It’s where you grow. And when it comes to learning something new or improving on skills you already have, slow is usually what allows you to understand and apply the lesson for lasting change.
On my family’s journey so far, we haven’t set aside whole weekends to get organized or learn how to live simply. We are a busy family trying to do it all and have some fun at the same time. For me, making time here and there to try a new recipe, read up on gardening, or even make time to write on this blog, is a learned behavior that I have to remind myself of all the time. It’s being consistent that’s moving us forward. So, try to be ok with growing slowly and you’ll find yourself where you want to be sooner than you think.