If you’ve read The Compound Effect, you know I’m a big fan of the Tortoise and the Hare fable.
Because the story is a great example of how a success principle, when applied consistently, can lead to real success.
I recently heard a fun adaptation of the story that I think you will enjoy as much as I did.
It goes like this…
The Tortoise and Hare, both known for their culinary expertise, were invited to battle it out in Iron Chef Stadium.
The race began…
Early in the competition, it was clear the Hare was significantly ahead of the Tortoise. (Are we not surprised?) The audience was amazed at the speed with which the Hare mixed ingredients and poured them into baking dishes, tossing the mixing bowls aside to move on to the next step.
The Tortoise was making progress but was, seemingly, well behind. It wasn’t that he was going slower than the Hare, but rather that he took the time to carefully clean each bowl, pan, and utensil and return them to their proper place after use. The audience agonized over his routine.
It wasn’t looking good for the Tortoise…
Then, about halfway through the competition, things began to change. read more »