There’s an old Chinese proverb that says,

“Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.”

It’s an important reminder that in our microwave world that wants instant results, it’s OK, perhaps even preferable to grow slowly.

So today, I want to encourage you to keep making progress, no matter how slow you seem to be going.

Keep reading every day and learning new things.

Stay patient.

Dig deep and build a strong foundation for the future.

Don’t compare your progress with those around you.

Don’t compromise your character or values in the search for a quick fix.

Be grateful for the progress you have made so far.

Encourage others on their journey.

Remember that what seems like a long time now, will seem like a fleeting moment in the context of eternity.

And whatever you do, don’t stay still for too long.