If You Want to Succeed, be the Hare

We have all heard of the story of the Tortoise and the Hare. It is a story that was told to every kid when they are growing up. The story tells of a race between the tortoise and the hare to see who can reach the finishing line first.

Of course, we know how it went. The hare, miles ahead of the tortoise, as he approaches the finishing line, became complacent and decided to take a nap. The tortoise, with his perseverance, crawled slowly but surely, trying with all his might to win the race. Eventually, he caught up with the sleeping hare, overtook him, and surprised everyone by becoming the winner. The moral of the story? Slow and steady win the race.

So, let’s all be the tortoise, right? Maybe not. The never give up spirit that the tortoise exhibited is definitely commendable. But don’t be mistaken. If you have a choice to be either the tortoise or the hare, the obvious choice is still the hare. Let’s not forget that this is just one race. The hare would have learned from his lesson and not be complacent the next time. Out of a thousand races, he would still win the other 999. Just because he took a nap for one time, it doesn’t entitle us to become so judgmental about it. The hare could very possibly go back (albeit with his tail between his legs), train hard, and get himself well-prepared for the next race.

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