Run Your Own Race
“Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle - when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”
This quote bodes well for us who are highly ambitious and has an appetite for success. As the saying goes, when the sun comes up you'd better be running, we need to develop a progressive and possibility oriented mindset that keeps running, pursuing our goals and achieving our dreams or else we lose out and perish. Whatever it is that you do , keep running, whatever made or makes you successful keep doing and do not relent.
I wish many of us could understand that they hold their destiny in their own hands because their future doesn’t depend on others. Running, implies that we take responsibility and go for what we believe in. It also refers to working hard towards a brighter future
There is a quotation from a Roman philosopher ; “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”. So while we wait for greater opportunities or doors to open for our businesses, our nations, our personal lives, let’s be prepared. Let’s improve on the way we do things. Let’s make ourselves ready because diligence is the mother of luck.
Pride, laziness, not going the extra mile, not upgrading one’s knowledge and skills, being satisfied with the minimum, being irresponsible, etc., are some of the many reasons why many of us are not able to rise to great heights.
Let us wake up early, prepare, work hard, read, research, practice, improve and upgrade our skills and attitudes. Keep Moving Forward, Don't be caught up in a place of stagnation! Have faith, be bold, be courageous and stop at nothing until we achieve our goals. Because,
“You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth.