Why is progress best made slow and steady? there’s a repetitive rhythm, slow and steady, to nature Why is progress best made slow and steady? Because it’s the only long-term sustainable model. This applies to every aspect of life. Don’t believe it, look to nature for reassurance. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.