Sometimes I sit; Sometimes I run

Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or gazelle, when the sun comes up, you’d better be running. Christopher McDougall

That’s just how life is, run or be killed. Run or stay behind. Run or be overtaken by events. No one talks of sitting down, rather we sneer at sitting down. There’s everything negative to write about sitting down, but is it all wrong? Is it wrong to take a breather, wrong to sit back and strategise, maybe even sit back and watch as things play out, all the while doing nothing at times then come back to the race? No, not at all.

Sometimes it’s necessary. If you plan on maintaining that vigour and enthusiasm, sometimes it’s necessary to sit down. Watch from the sidelines. Observe keenly and plan wisely. There’s no shame in sitting down, even when everyone around you seems to be running. If you know why you’re doing it, then by all means sit, and run when you’re ready.

Just make sure that when you get back into the race you don’t look back. Cast aside everything that may wear you down and run. Run all the way to the finish line. Fortunately, there’s no standard unit for winning. Each one of us is on a different path, with different challenges and set of rules though some principles remain the same, so focus on your race and win it.

Here’s to wisdom to know when to sit down and when to run.


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