Slow And Steady Wins The Race

by Brett Davidson, Founder, FP Advance | Nov 18, 2018
My favourite one liner is, “Don’t learn the tricks of the trade, learn the trade.”

Tips From The Coalface, November 2018

My favourite one liner is, “Don’t learn the tricks of the trade, learn the trade.”

Sure, it takes longer and you don’t sound quite so clever when you tell people you’re still doing your apprenticeship, but there’s plenty to be said for mastering your craft. And it takes time. 

In years gone by craftspeople did an apprenticeship with a master for a few years. Then they left and became journeymen, travelling from place to place and working with other masters, to truly learn their craft. It was only then that they became masters in their own right.

It’s the experience you gain from taking time and learning the basics of your profession or business that give you the well rounded skillset to handle faster growth and the intensity that comes with that later in your business career.

Slow growth timber is much sturdier than fast growth timber. 

Getting to your destination slowly and laying strong foundations is not something that gets a lot of press. Yet it’s the way most business owners and professionals achieve anything worthwhile.

Slow and steady wins the race. 


Brett Davidson
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