Definition: acting in a systematic way; painstaking; meticulously careful; deliberate

Compatible Quality: patience

I studied neuroscience at the cellular level, so I was looking at learning and memory in the visual cortex of rats. Neuroscience mainly exposed me to a way of thinking – about experimentation, about what you believe to be true and how you could prove it – and how to approach things in a methodical manner. — Hosea Jan “Ze” Frank (1972-) American online performance artist
• All questions of process require an answer that begins with a very important sentence, and the sentence is: ‘Everybody is different.’ Whatever way of working you name – methodical, haphazard, gets up early in the morning, sleeps all day, works at night, revises immensely, never revises at all – someone has made great work with that way. — Robert Pinsky (1940-) American poet & essayist

Comment: Time and a methodical steadfastness are creative. The subcontinent of India began in the southern hemisphere. As it moved north, it ran into the northern landmass and pushed up the Himalayas. There was a mountain range as great as the Himalayas in the Grand Canyon area. It was washed away millions of years before the Colorado River ever began its work.
We also have millions of years to become our most magnificent selves, one grain of goodness at a time.