Be The Tortoise Not The Hare - How CONSISTENCY Wins The Race

Last Update: June 09, 2022

I am a Stalker in our Wealthy Affiliate (WA) community. In that role, I observe a lot and learn a lot more.

One of the key things I am able to discern is who is going to go the distance and make this investment opportunity work and who will not. In so doing, one of my favourite Aesop tales always comes to mind.

The Tortoise And The Hare

For those of you who do not know the tale, here is a brief extract.

Courtesy of the US Library of Congress

The Race Is Not Always To The Swift

Every day, I observe new WA members beginning their journey, hurriedly diving into the training and announcing that they have completed it in a week or even a few days. They immediately start talking about how quickly they are going to start earning money and getting to Vegas.

I quietly pull back, take a deep breath and observe.

In quick time, they either disappear or start complaining about "how hard this THING is". Then, even quicker than they shot off from the starting gate, they give up and exit.

On the other hand, having followed members like Lisa, (@LMH1968), and Edwin, (@EdwinBernard), I can also tell the members who will slowly and steadily, day-in-day-out, push through all the struggles and start welcoming success.

They do so quietly and without fanfare. Simply taking the training step-by-step, reaching out for help when needed and, most importantly,

being consistent with their efforts.

Rome Was Not Built In a Day

Like every new initiative, it takes time to learn, understand and experience. And your experience will be different to everyone else's. Their success or failure may not be yours.

Build your business the way the Romans built Rome - one brick at a time.

Remember the tortoise and keep walking forward, slowly, steadily and firmly, one step at a time. Do not rush it.


  • You may not get it the 1st or 2nd time - try again.
  • You will have failings but you will only become a failure if you give up.
  • Work in and on your business every day - whether it is 15 minutes or 3 hours, show up and do something.
  • Seize all the opportunities that come your way.

And, do not measure yourself against anyone else's achievements. Blaze your own trail and build your own unique Brand by following these 3 easy tips.

We are all here rooting for you and supporting you.


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JeannineC Premium
Thanks for sharing this great info.

We've all seen so many people post "How quickly can I make money by blogging?" here on WA. They want the results without putting in the time. Those are the people who should get an hourly job instead - then they'll get a guaranteed paycheck in two weeks. Sadly, those are also the people who will spend $1,000 on a "system" because it promises they'll start making money today online.

Your analogy is right on. This is a Tortoise process, but if you are willing to learn the lessons and put in the work, you will be one very successful turtle!
CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
Jeannine, this right here calls for a blog post for my MMO website:

"This is a Tortoise process, but if you are willing to learn the lessons and put in the work, you will be one very successful turtle!"

So very, VERY true!

I will never look back and am truly grateful - every day - for finding WA and for our amazing community.

This is home. :-)

RCanty Premium Plus
Awesome depiction of activity in the WA community, Cassi! I was one of those who jumped the gun; however, instead of quitting, I regained my footing and adjusted my attitude.

I am still working multiple angles, but I’m no longer in a rush. The important thing is I believe that I will get there when I get there.

I am learned that patience and persistence is the catalysts for success.

Onward and upward,
CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
Canty, I am sure that many of us travelled the same road.
You are not alone.

We have support within our WA community and that helps to get us on track and keep us there.

Thank you for sharing.
RCanty Premium Plus
Yes, ma’am!

Juliako Premium Plus
Slow and steady is the way to go
Not always the first one to finish, but you will get there
Keep your chin up, don't look back
The tortoise is not the hare, but that's just fine
There's no need to rush, take your time
Life is an adventure, enjoy the journey!

All the best,

CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
Very well summarised, Julia!

Thank you.
rcharinhp99 Premium

All of your headlines resonated with me. Looks like the Tortoise stayed in the race. I love the morale of this story. If we take one day, one lesson at a time, we will have less frustration and fear.

One of my pet peeves is people who never finish what they start.
Like my pops always said, "talk is cheap, it takes money to buy land." What I extrapolated from this is similar to your story.

What a beautiful metaphor. Sometimes the people that are quiet and consistent are the ones that make it to the finish line.

The race is not to the swift...
Rome was not built in a takes a little mental, emotional and psychological blood, sweat and tears. I have already shed a few.

Thank you, dear, for this very timely post. This course is a lot to take in. I had no idea of what I was getting into. That said, I am enjoying as I struggle.

Looking forward to more posts.

This tortoise is enroute to a better future.

I'm hanging in there,

CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
Such refreshing feedback, Rachele.

I especially heard when you said:
"I had no idea of what I was getting into."

This is true for almost all of us, I am sure.
It definitely was for me.

But as you continued to say:
"I am enjoying as I struggle."

The struggle will reduce and then dissipate.
Keep pushing forward.

Thank you for sharing.
Jessiefido Premium Plus
Being consistent and persistent will always trump trying to sprint ones way to the finish line Cassi... in fact, does a finish line exist in this business??

Keep on keeping on my friend! :-))
CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
That is a great title, Nick.

"Does a finish line exist in this business?"

We all know the answer to that. :-)