Start by crawling

First you need to crawl. Then you need to walk. Then run. Then leap. Then fly.

I learned this lesson from my great aunt, Marlene Harris.

Can grown-ups crawl? Unhealthy ambition can trick us into thinking that to succeed means to run, or to fly.

But that’s just not true. No matter how old you are, how strong you feel, or how fast you can run, you can benefit from slowing things down; especially when you’re starting something new.

Whenever you begin something new and important, you should start off slowly. You can accelerate when it’s relevant given the circumstances and when you feel ready. Taking this approach increases your chances of authentic success.

If you’re the type that always starts with running, chances are that you usually don’t get very far before crashing into something.