Are you the Tortoise or the Hare?
Most have heard the story of the tortoise and the hare. But, in case you haven’t, or you’ve forgotten, it goes something like this…
One day the Tortoise got tired of hearing the Hare boast about how fast he was, so he challenged the Hare to a race. The Hare, laughed and gladly accepted the challenge. As the race started the Hare took off, and left the Tortoise in the dust. About halfway through, the Hare got tired, so he decided to sit, rest, and ended up falling asleep. When he woke, he got up and ran swiftly to the finish line to find the Tortoise already there.
There are many interpretations to this story, but the one I want to point out is consistency. You see, the Tortoise had a slow and steady pace, and took it one step at a time. He was consistent in his life. The Hare, on the other hand, went full speed and ran out of gas halfway to the Goal line.
The Goal line represents what we want in life. For most of us, we are taught to go after things at full speed, and get there as fast as we can. But, for most of us, we fall short because we run out of gas, or willpower. If we can be more like the Tortoise, and move at a methodically consistent pace, we will end up crossing more Goal lines and getting more things we want in life.
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