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Tortoise or Hare?
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Are You a Tortoise or a Hare?
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Stepping Stones
April, 2015
Issue #135
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Are You a Tortoise or a Hare?



Remember Aesop's fable about the race between the tortoise and the hare? More than just a straightforward children's tale about two mismatched competitors, it touches on several significant themes, no matter whether you're a Baby Boomer, Gen X or Millennial:


overconfidence vs. ingenuity

laziness vs. perseverance

bullying vs. resilience


Tortoises actually get around a lot faster than expected, generating these lessons you can take from the classic story, both at work and at home:


Accept a challenge. Be willing to take a chance and reach for your goals. When you believe in yourself, and choose not to worry about what others think, you're more likely to achieve what you set out to do.


Respect the competition. Acknowledge that others have abilities you might not recognize at first so resist teasing or bragging about your own talents. Being arrogant and contemptuous about your supposed superiority won't necessarily guarantee success.


Stay on target. When you remain focused on your goal and diligent to accomplish the objectives along the way, you'll become a finisher. Be consistent about your efforts and work to overcome any obstacles you may face along the way.  


Avoid napping on the job. Refuse to let yourself become distracted from your plan for victory. Don't take anything for granted or neglect to recognize how you need to perform in order to stay in the game.


Slow and steady wins the race. Your persistence and dedication will pay off as they increase the endurance you'll be able to generate. As you commit yourself thoroughly to this strategy, the momentum will carry your forward.


Draw on your strength and compensate for any weaknesses as you continue to put one foot in front of the other - and soon you'll find you're well on your way to successfully crossing that finish line.



(c) Her Mentor Center, 2015  




 Virtual Book Tour         


Please join us on our blogsite, Her Mentor Center, Wednesday, April 22, for a Virtual Book Tour

with Veronica & David James. They've experienced the collision of Baby Boomer and Empty Nester and will be discussing their debut memoir, Going Gypsy: One Couple's Adventure from Empty Nest to No Nest at All.  


When they sent the youngest of three kids off to college, Veronica & David chose to see the next phase as a beginning instead of an ending. So they sold all their stuff and hit the road. Along the way they began writing posts for their popular website,, and rediscovered the couple who fell in love years ago. They've been full-time travelers since 2008.


They enjoy hearing about how other boomers find their way past the "now what?" moment and discover new horizons in this stage of life. Send us a photo to that shows how you're following your own empty nest dream. 


Stop by anytime Wednesday - it's virtual time - and enjoy our interview with Veronica & David. Just click on "Leave a Reply" at the bottom of the post, then follow the prompts. Share your comments, questions and a laugh or two with this delightful duo. 


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