There is a famous phrase “Slow and steady wins the race” always presented as a way to succeed. But in the present high-tech era of globalization where millions of creative minds produce millions of innovative ideas every day, is it still applicable?
No, not all, this recipe of success no longer works today! In the present world, there is no option to work and make progress slowly — you can’t win the race if you are slow, even if you are the steadiest. There is a modern version of this phrase that is “Slow and steady does not win the race — fast and steady wins the race”. Everyone needs to make progress daily, ‘the fast progress’. This is true for not only startups and other well established businesses, but also for an individuals’ success. As far as an individual’s success is concerned, everyone has goals and objectives in life backed up by dreams. So, what are your dreams and are you working on them? Maybe your dreams are to execute breakthrough ideas that emerged from your creative mind. The question is, are you working to bring them to life, or you just keep those 100s of notebooks piled up on shelves of ideas and designs you started, that you knew would change the world in both small and large ways — and there they are — on that shelf? Like everything and everyone else in this fast-paced, technology filled world, your ideas also need fast and steady progress. Otherwise, you may end up regretting on your deathbed why I didn’t work on my dreams to move them forward. Less Brown often speaks of the fear of lying on his deathbed and having all of the ideas that ever came to him, standing with great concern and stating specifically:
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