Slow and Steady Won the Race – Don’t quit!

//  “Slow and Steady won the race.”

Do you remember the story about The Tortoise and the Hare? How different would it have turned out had the tortoise chosen to have a real pity party instead of plodding away, step-by-step?

“It’s not faaaaaaair. My legs are too slow. My shell is too heavyyyy.”

Can you imagine?

“There are rocks in my waaaay.”

Can you see the path lined with forest animals gathered for the event? Go, rabbit! Go!

“Slow downnnnnn. You’re going too faaast.”

Perhaps the spectators would smile with pity at the cumbersome creature.

“I don’t waaant to.”

Or perhaps they’d roll their eyes at the pathetic underdog.

“I can’t do it.”

Either way, the tale wouldn’t have had the same impact, would it?

“I quit.”

Thank goodness, that wasn’t the moral of this story. Slow and Steady does indeed win the race.    Read more

Day 31: ‘Only’ Changes Everything

This largely unedited free-write is linking up with the Write 31 Days Challenge. // indicates the start and stop of five minutes. The prompt word for today is ONLY. Go!



//  “ONLY”… what a beautiful qualifying word.

When the world is overwhelming you, and your TODO list feels never-ending, try adding this simple word to your vocabulary.

‘I still have to do the laundry’ becomesI only have to do the laundry.’

‘There are still four hours until the kids go to sleep’ becomesThere are only four hours until the kids go to sleep.’

‘I still have to buy groceries’ becomesI only have to buy groceries.’

‘I can’t do one more thing’ becomes ‘I only have to do one more thing.’

It’s about changing your perspective     

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