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‘We need to be a little bit more tortoise-y and a little less hare-ish’

“We need to be a little bit more tortoise-y and a little less hare-ish.” Malcolm Gladwell #gif #turtle #quotes
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In the age of rapid communication, 24/7 breaking news, and ephemeral social media that launch into distraction missiles, it wouldn’t hurt for us to slow down a bit.

Life and work are a series of dashes stitched together to make one long ass movie. How we live between each picture or photograph is a mere illusion, of course, but if we’re deliberate and idealistic in our efforts we can create a snowball of success.

Slow growth is a strategy. Learning to handwrite, to swim or drive and car takes time. We need to connect the dots from experience before we can see more lucid pictures. Malcolm Gladwell believes that a proper book takes at least two years to write: “We need to be a little bit more tortoise-y and a little less hare-ish.”

Developing a good pace is instrumental in creating anything. Moving fast and breaking things leads to shortcuts and moral errors (read Facebook). The road prefers to host a steady persistence with those enjoying the moments in between. Rushing to the end gets no one nowhere.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of four books.

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