Not Standing Still

Assalamualaikum,

Be not afraid of going slow, be afraid of standing still.

I grew up with above saying. It's something my lovely aunty shared with me - I think she wrote it on a piece of paper and I always see that paper throughout the years. A simple phrase yet motivated - I know it today that it was edited from a Chinese proverb: "Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still."

It's sort of a principle, the way I see and live life. I told myself once and keep on repeating it - giving me peace and sanity each time I learn something new; making me less tense. It tailored my expectation towards other people's effort as well. My world spins fast - which I like it that way, but this phrase manages to keep me calm whenever some element slowed down.

In other words, it saves me from feeling repugnantly less intelligent from others. Hahaha. And - I need to add this - set a goal that no matter how hard the learning was and the fact that I am so not catching up to the pace - I must master the skill and win the race. No excuse for not learning. When talking about effort or making a difference, I can accept slowness, but not stillness.
Wassalam.

Comments

Cedric said…
This is so nice =)
'Aini said…
I am so much like my aunt.

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