Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Thing to Ponder - the tortoise and the rabbit

The moral of the story is not as simple as we always thought we know since we are kids!!!!
Once upon a time a tortoise and a rabbit had an argument about who is faster. And lastly they decided to settle the argument with a race. They agreed on a route and started off the race. Being known as a good runner, the rabbit shot ahead and ran briskly for some time. Then seeing that he has already far ahead from the tortoise, thought he'd sit under a tree for a short rest before continuing the race. He sat there and soon fell asleep. While the tortoise, being known as a slow animal, struggling and ploddingly overtook the sleeping rabbit. And soon finished the race - and emerged as a champ. The rabbit woke up and realised that he'd lost the race.

The moral of the story is the slow and steady wins the race (this is the version of the story that we have all grown up with. Don't all of us?)

BUT, have you hear about it all. The story continues...................... The rabbit was very disappointed at losing the race and he did some soul searching. He realised that he lost the race only because he had been too confident (overconfident), careless, arrogant and lax. If he had not taken things for granted, there is no way the tortoise could have beaten him. So he challenged the tortoise to another race.

This time, the rabbit take no chance - he ran and ran without stopping from the start to the finish line. He won the race leaving the tortoise far far away behind.

The moral of the story?

Fast and consistent will always beat the slow and steady.

The conclusion.................

"Fail for the first time doesn't means you are a losser. Learn from it and you will make the way to success"

It good to be slow and steady, but it's better to be fast and consistent........ So what do you think?

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