Our colleague Casey Fletcher sent this to me. He harvested it from an old file. We’ve been working together for 40-plus years. We saw this quote in our early days as teammates. It resonated then. It resonates now.
“In Africa, every morning a gazelle awakens knowing that it must outrun the fastest lion if it wants to stay alive”
“Every morning, a lion wakes up knowing it must run faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.”
Moral of the story:
“It makes no difference whether you are a gazelle or a lion, when the sun comes up, you had better be moving fast.”
There’s competition chasing us, and there are competitors we chase. The agile and purposeful succeed.