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Quick but steady wins the race.


“Two are better than one, ruling without partner has no fun. Quick is best in nature, but with steady its rather better.”

Gone are the days when people used to say-“slow and steady wins the race”. In this fast moving world, no one wants to be left behind by being slow. Whatever inventions were done in past and the researches going on in present, the most common aim of these is to kill the time and reduce the distance, in whatever way possible.

This challenging situation and mindset of people have given rise to a new concept of “quick but steady wins the race”.

Usain Bolt is the fastest man on Earth, a marathon runner is a legendary sportsperson in his own standards due to his extreme endurance, but a five thousand meter runner is better than both of the persons discussed above. Because he is at the junction of stamina and speed. Having speed along with endurance and steadiness. No manufacturer would like to have a machine which would produce 200 articles in one hour and 20 articles in remaining working hours, rather he would prefer a machine which would be producing 80 articles each hour.

Speed with steadiness is equivalent to beauty with brain. A person with combination of these two qualities, would not only impress the colleagues and authorities but would also inculcate a sense of security among them, that this person would work monotonously in every adverse condition till the task is completed.

We can also take the example of Japan. Japan in 1945, was completely destroyed by the atomic bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the Second World War. But due to quick and steady development policies adopted by the country throughout these years, it has become a super power and is very well ahead of our own country India.

So we should always adopt quick and steady policies because they are successful I short term as well as in long term. Our nation had always lacked such kind of thinking because we are of the thought that slow and long term progression is better. But the time had changed and we have to cope up with the fast pacing world. To do so, we have to inculcate the thought of quick but steady wins the race, in the minds of the young citizens of our country, right from their school days. And in addition to this we also have to put light on the demerits of quick progression without being steady throughout the process. Because many a times, people give all of their energy at the very first go and they have nothing left for the remaining part of the work. And finally the whole task goes into vain without extracting any sort of advantage from it. Also irregularisation in the working of a project ultimately leads unsatisfactory work. Therefore, always while using the word quick, we also have to remember another word associated with it that is steady. Both these two when combined together, always guarantee success.

- MOHIT KUMAR