Slow and steady wins the race

Qui va doucement va sûrement

“Chi va piano va sano”: you’ve probably already heard this Italian proverb. If taking our time is a luxury nowadays, not rushing is often a key to success. Whether it’s to mature a project or to adopt a “slow attitude” every day, to not hurry allows us to achieve our goal.

Focus on the best rather than the fastest and quality over quantity is maybe against the prevailing opinion. Yet the ancients had already understood that precipitation and productivity at all costs often led to anything good. How many times our grandparents repeated us old proverbs extolling a calm attitude when we were eager? “Slow and steady wins the race,” “Rome wasn’t built in a day”, “Little strokes fell great oaks”… all wise words that are perhaps even more meaningful today as we want everything and right now, without taking the time to put the energy into it.

“Chi va piano va sano e va lontano”, even says this Italian proverb in its longer version: “Who goes slowly, goes surely and far”. This quiet strength and this ability to build slowly but surely allows us to refine and create by taking into account every detail to ultimately be satisfied. In general, it is also an ode to contemplation and the art of living, a proof that by taking our time we reach good results while appreciating each of these moments.


Nathalie is the editor and founder of "Doux You Love Me".

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