There is a story about a hare boasting to a tortoise how fast he could run. The tortoise challenged him to a race. The hare, thinking the tortoise could never win, had a little nap en route. Meanwhile, with persistence and ingenuity, the tortoise got ahead. When the shocked hare realised this, it was too late and the tortoise had won. It just goes to show that it doesn’t matter how slowly you go, as long as you are facing in the right direction.
We all have ‘drivers’ within us which unconsciously pressure us to do things certain ways (i.e. with speed, with perfection). These are usually learnt in childhood as a response to parental or teacher expectation. They can be effective, but can also result in anxiety or stress.
See if you identify with any of these-