Have you heard the Aesop’s tale about the Turtle and the Hare (rabbit).
The Hare and Turtle are in a race. The Hare sprints off and the Turtle goes slow, because that is what Turtles do. After running for a bit, the Hare realizes that the Turtle will take all day. The Hare, who always has her list with her, starts getting things done. First, she stops at the store to do some grocery shopping. Then, it is off to visit the orphans and tutor children at her local elementary school. The Hare’s boss down at the Animal Factory calls her. The fish are swimming in circles again and need to be organized. The Hare manages to cram 12 hours of fish organizational work into an 8 hour shift. The Turtle is still no where in sight. The Hare decides it is time for some TLC. She takes a nap. The Hare only gets 15 minutes of shut eye, before she is woken up by a pesky news reporter who asks how she feels now that the Turtle is about to cross the finish line. The Hare sprints to catch up, but the Turtle’s little foot crosses the finish line before her. “Slow and steady wins the race”, the other animals cheer. The Turtle is the hero for the day and gets the big promotion at the Animal Factory. The Hare goes home and eats chocolate. The fish go back to swimming in circles. The End.
I’m eight days into my go to bed by 10:30 p.m. challenge. I’m still working on it and I am making some progress. Challenges would be a lot easier if that is all I did.