You know the story of the tortoise and the hare?
The tortoise is slow, the hare is fast. They have a race – the hare gets far ahead and takes a break. Not realizing the time, the hare falls asleep while the tortoise not only catches up, but gets ahead, and eventually wins the race.
We often think the lesson from the story comes from the tortoise – that perseverance wins out. We also often miss the lesson from the other direction; momentum trumps speed.
How many important lessons do we miss because we’re tied to a perceptive angle?
Stop thinking about the hare’s weakness, and start praising – and mimicking – the tortoise’s strength.