Good Things Take Time
So many times ranching is a metaphor for life. Good things take time, and precision, and focus, otherwise if they’re done fast and cheap and without quality, they’re done but not in greatness.
Pushing cows is like this, you take time to do it the right way, to give your cows the space they need to get where they’re going and not spook them or push them too hard.
You push too hard and they start to spread out and go off in small groups, this takes you off path and spending energy getting everyone back in the same path.
You don’t push them steady enough and it’s going to be tomorrow when you get done.
Life...and pushing cows requires us to find balance and rewards those who put in the time and effort to do things effectively, efficiently, and the right way the first time, even if it takes more time and happens more slowly.