Slow Work

A farmer was on the way to market with a wagon full of apples. He stopped a man by the side of the road and asked, “How far is it to market?”.

“An hour away” the man replied , “unless you go fast, in which case it will take you all day”

The way to market was a difficult one, with pot holes and bumps that would throw the apples out of the wagon if taken too fast. Time would be lost picking up damaged apples.

There are times when going too fast to reach overambitions goals is counterproductive. Knowing the right speed for the terrain … or the context, or the people, or the complexity … that’s maturity.

Slow Work. Underrated. Underestimated. Undervalued.