There is an old African proverb that goes “Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle… when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”
The Gazelle knows what it takes to survive as does the Lion, both of them DO THEIR BEST to survive.
This is a bit extreme in the discussion of Doing your Best… but it is a life lesson worth learning. Every day you need to wake up and start running… Running toward your goals, your dreams, and your passion. Every day needs to be lived like it could be your last and so you need to make it count.
The Gazelle never wakes up wanting to be a meal, and the Lion never watches the sun rise expecting to go hungry. They both have goals, which one will achieve their ambition depends on the effort they put into the day.
Living the Scout Oath and Law, working hard, and seeking your passion in life will give you the advantage over the slower runners in life.
Have a Great Scouting Day!
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