QOTW: Make Progress… Slowly
Progress. This week’s quote relates to last week’s quote about realizing where you are and working with it as your progress. If you have not read it yet you can check it out here.
This quote comes from Tim Ferris‘ book Tribe of Mentors. This is from his interview with a 71 world record-breaking powerlifting legend, Ed “Eddy” Coan. He was asked about surprising things he found in his notes from 28 years of training. His reply was the fact that he took his time and made progress four or five times a year. He then goes on to say, “When you make a little progress four times a year over 28 years, you’re going to be pretty good at what you do.”
This again goes back to the idea of being at peace and working with what you have because that is all you have. This quote really stuck with me today waiting at a packed gas station at 11:30 am on a Saturday. While I waited for my turn to fill up, all I heard was blaring horns from impatient drivers in a rush to get nowhere fast. People are so consumed in getting to their end goal that they forget about the journey in between and the fact that it takes time. Being rude to others and rushing to your goal isn’t going to help anyone. So next time you are stressed out on your path to your goals, wherever that may be, remember this quote, put in the time, and progress slowly 🙂