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WEEK ELEVEN: The Tortoise and The Hare

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The Tortoise and The Hare

There once was a speedy hare who bragged about how fast he could run. Tired of hearing him boast, Slow and Steady, the tortoise, challenged him to a race. All the animals in the forest gathered to watch.
Hare ran down the road for a while and paused to rest. He looked back at Slow and Steady and cried out, “How do you expect to win this race when you are walking along at your slow, slow pace?”
Hare stretched himself out alongside the road and fell asleep, thinking, “There is plenty of time to relax.”
Slow and Steady walked and walked. He never, ever stopped until he came to the finish line.
The animals who were watching cheered so loudly for Tortoise, they woke up Hare.
Hare stretched and yawned and began to run again, but it was too late. Tortoise was over the line.
After that, Hare always reminded himself, “Don’t brag about your lightning pace, for Slow and Steady won the race!”

Persistence…I have never understood it. I remember hearing, ” Just be persistent, Just try harder, Don’t give up, We have to endure.” It all sounded a lot like I just wasn’t trying…when I was. I linked persistence with success, and if I wasn’t successful, I wasn’t persistent.

What a relief! What a surprise! Persistence is linked to FOUR tiny habits, and I am practicing those four habits. I am persistent! Thank you MKMMA!

What are they? Don’t you want to know? Don’t you want to be known for being persistent?

Copy these down.

  • A definite purpose backed by a burning desire for it’s fulfillment
  • A definite plan, expressed in continuous action
  • A mind closed tightly against all negative and discouraging influences, including negative suggestions of relatives, friends and acquaintances
  • Friendly alliance with one or more persons who will encourage one to follow through with both plan and purpose

That’s what the Master Key is all about! I am, we are developing these FOUR tiny habits. Let’s revisitĀ  our story and discover these four tiny habits.

The Tortoise and The Hare

There once was a speedy hare who bragged about how fast he could run. Tired of hearing him boast, Slow and Steady, the tortoise, challenged him to a race. All the animals in the forest gathered to watch.
Hare ran down the road for a while and paused to rest. He looked back at Slow and Steady and cried out, “How do you expect to win this race when you are walking along at your slow, slow pace?”
Hare stretched himself out alongside the road and fell asleep, thinking, “There is plenty of time to relax.”
Slow and Steady walked and walked. He never, ever stopped until he came to the finish line.
The animals who were watching cheered so loudly for Tortoise, they woke up Hare.
Hare stretched and yawned and began to run again, but it was too late. Tortoise was over the line.
After that, Hare always reminded himself, “Don’t brag about your lightning pace, for Slow and Steady won the race!”

There you have it, the four habits to being persistent. The tortoise was persistent and successful. What a relief…persistence is not a characteristic….it is tiny habits. We can all be persistent.

I am living the moment. Looking for His gifts. Giving thanks….for persistence.

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  1. Thank you for the example of the Tortoise and the Hare, I too have always linked persistence to success and if I did not reach my goal I wasn’t persistance. I am so grateful for the MKMMA community!

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