Confucius is very smart. This is actually something I’ve been discussing with my 8 year old daughter. She is VERY intelligent, but she struggles just a little with math. She gets so frustrated that she’s usually one of the last kids to finish assignments, so she started rushing through her work and making big mistakes.
So we literally had a conversation about doing things slow and right the FIRST time just the other day. I told her as long as she understood what she was doing, and completed the problems, it doesn’t matter how fast or slow she can do them.
Most of us are living our lives in the fast lane. I don’t want my children growing up thinking they have to do things fast because the world wants it done that way.
We can apply these words to life. Yes, we may want a good job NOW, a nice car NOW, a family NOW. But sometimes life throws obstacles in the way that slows down your progress toward your destination.
It’s important to remember that as long as you are still moving forward, it doesn’t matter the pace you are taking. Some things happen in the blink of an eye, while others happen at a snail’s pace. So do things right the first time, whether it takes you an hour, month, year, or decade.