Here’s a Scoutmaster minute idea –
Sometimes we need to slow down and concentrate on what we are doing. Sometimes we rush because we want to save time and we actually end up spending more time.
What’s interesting is that taking more time to begin with actually saves time in the long run.
Have you ever rushed to build a fire only to have to start over again? Sometimes we get distracted by the result and forget to do things properly.
Hurrying almost always makes things take longer.
If you don’t have time to do it right, how will you find time to do it over?
Have you ever heard the saying ‘haste makes waste’ or ‘slow and steady wins the race’? There’s an old Swahili saying that combines the two:
In Swahili: Haraka haraka haina baraka, kwa hivyo polepole ndiyo mwendo
In English: Hurrying does not bring blessing, slow and steady wins the race.
Via: Seth’s Blog