It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. (Confucius, ancient Chinese philosopher)
While that axiom would certainly not apply to the 100-meter dash in an Olympic contest, it surely has a broader and helpful application to life in general. Often, progress is slow, but so long as it continues to move forward, it is an encouragement to keep on working toward worthy goals. It’s not speed but faithfulness and endurance that really count in the long run.
And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. (Hebrews 12:1)