Standing Still Is Falling Behind

We have all heard the story of the hare and the tortoise; the rabbit and the turtle.  We’ve heard how the rabbit was just SO sure of himself that he dawdled and wasted time while the turtle kept on making slow and steady progress.  That story is where the phrase, “Slow and steady wins the race,” comes from.  Today I want to present to you a different perspective: it doesn’t have to do with how you win the race; it has to do with recognizing whether you’re in a race or not at all.

Let me start out with one hypothesis: life is a race.  If you disagree, please hold onto that and at least consider my perspective.  Life is a race.  With whom?  Only with yourself.

While there are absolutely times when we are in competition with others, throughout our life, day to day, week to week, month to month, year to year… and so on… through the decades of life we hope to live, the one person who is there from the day we’re born until the day we die is YOU.  I submit that if YOU are not making some kind of progress each day in this race we call life then you’re not standing still but actually falling behind.  I submit to you that in the race of life there is no “stagnant;” there is either positive progress or there is a negative opposite.  Call it disease, wilting, increased weakness, lethargy, depression… whatever. No matter what you call it, I submit to you that if you don’t strive to make some time of positive progress each day then you are effectively “standing still” in the race of life …

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