Pace Your Growth - by Ravi Patel

 

"To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first." - William Shakespeare

 

As most Entrepreneurs know, starting a new business and helping it grow is akin to climbing a steep hill. If you climb too fast you run out of energy and might not get to the top; a slow pace is required at first to build up strength and stamina to reach the peak.

 

Entrepreneurs too need to pace their growth. At first one needs to move slowly to ensure that all the building blocks (fully developed product or service, employees, backroom systems and processes, etc.) of the business are in place. If one starts running without these fundamentals, one might not be able to get too far.

 

Starting with a slower pace also ensures that you have time to make sure everything is working as intended. If corrective actions are required, you have time to fix the problems before you get too far down the road.

 

Once the foundation is in place and you have warmed up, you can gradually increase the pace of growth as your building blocks are strong and the business has stamina.

 

Pace yourself in business to climb to newer heights.

 

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