Lessons from the story of the Tortoise and the Hare

Do you remember the story of the tortoise and the hare?  The hare was fast and when he and the tortoise engaged in a race,  he was so sure he was going to win that he kept distracting himself and doing other things, while the tortoise kept plodding along.

The hare was flashy, the tortoise was plain spoken and kept moving at his own pace.  He was not thrown off by all of hare’s comments and the fact that the hare was running circles around him.

So how can we relate this story to our own lives?  There will be people out there who will try to distract us from our course.  They will be running circles around us and be jumping up and down, saying look at me, look at me, why are you being boring, let’s move and jump and keep moving fast.

You have a choice here, you can get distracted from what you are trying to create or you can keep moving and planning your course of action at your own speed and in your own way.

We all have our own journey to complete in this life of ours.  We can choose the easy flashy way or we can choose what works best for who we are.

We can be authentic or we can be false to ourselves in order to please others.  If we are authentic we will end up being happier with ourselves, having better relationships with family and friends, and perhaps we will end up having our professional lives count and matter in important ways to ourselves.

Remember, no one was sure how this race was going to end up.  It seemed as though the fast hare would win, but he didn’t stay the course and the tortoise did.