The Hare And The Tortoise’s Story Teaches Us The Secret Of Success
When I think about success in life and achieving goals, there is a story that comes to mind. It is the story of “The Hare and the Tortoise”.
It is a story from Aesop’s Fables, and I’m sure many of you have heard it before. It is a story about a fast hare and a slow tortoise running in a race.
As the race begins, the hare moves ahead and the tortoise disappears behind him. When he woke up, the tortoise, who had been making steady progress, had reached the finish line first.
The Essence Of Success Is “Effort” And “Continuity”
I think this is where the essence of success and achievement is contained. That is to say, “effort” and “continuity”.
There is probably no one who has ever succeeded in various fields or in the world without hard work and continuity.
In the story of the hare and the tortoise, the tortoise, though slow, made an effort to move forward step by step, and kept going without stopping.
If the tortoise had given up and stopped moving, he would never have reached his goal.
Like the tortoise, the common denominator among successful people is the ability to keep working hard and keep at it.
Continuing The Decade
It is often said that if you continue to do one thing for ten years, you will become one of the leading people in the world.
This is also about continuity, and most people are not able to continue for that long. That’s exactly what they say, “Continuity is power”. If you quit after a week or a month because you don’t see any results, it won’t lead to any results.
If you want to be successful in some way in your life, it shouldn’t be like that, and you need to think about it over a span of ten years or so. It means to continue one thing for ten years.
In the story of the hare and the tortoise, the hare made a momentary effort, but lost the game because he couldn’t keep it up.
To put it another way, a quitter or overnight effort may be enough to overcome the moment, but it will not lead to success in the long run.
The Fastest Way To Success Is To Keep At It
The essence of success in life is hard work and continuity. Continuing to work hard without quitting may seem like a roundabout way, but it is actually the shortest way to success.