slow and steady wins the race

slow and steady wins the race

Persistent, consistent, and diligent progress, even if it is somewhat slow, will produce better results than rushing to get somewhere or achieve something, as the latter can result in mistakes or may prove unsustainable or unreliable. Derived from the classic Aesop fable of "The Tortoise and the Hare," in which the titular tortoise is able to beat the hare in a race because the hare, overconfident in his superior speed, decides to take a nap along the way. Look, I know you're eager to get all this data entered so you can move on to the next stage of the project, but slow and steady wins the race, OK? We'll be much worse off if the data has errors in it than if it takes a little longer to get done. A: "Tom has been finishing about 10 articles a week—why are you so far behind him?" B: "Because his articles are all poorly written and researched. I've always believed that slow and steady wins the race, and I think my work shows it."
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slow and steady wins the race

Prov. If you work slowly but constantly, you will succeed better than if you work fast for a short while and do not continue. (Associated with Aesop's fable of "The Tortoise and the Hare.") Joy only had a little bit of time to spend sewing every day, but she worked steadily and soon had finished a beautiful quilt. Slow and steady wins the race.
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We can't help but be reminded of the old 'adage: slow and steady wins the race. And if its slow implementation over the last two years is anything to go by, then EIDA will surely win this race.
One problem that I often see is that people give up too soon or set themselves unrealistic goals - remember the old saying, "Slow and steady wins the race".
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Be content to jog along on a good and steady pace as 'slow and steady wins the race'.
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As she points out, when it comes to completing the doctorate, "Slow and steady wins the race."
got 2131, he thanked you Cos you told him, come with your lunch pail Everyday, ready to play And people will respect you I can relate to you too, brother I know slow and steady wins the race