Are You the Tortoise or the Hare?

By David Geller   |   August 25, 2014

We live in a culture that all too often idolizes the hare.

Run as fast as you can.  Focus on winning.  Be competitive.  Work hard and play hard. Be decisive. Build a network of people who can help you win the game. Rest only when necessary.  Go, go, go ….

We grow tired, but we keep pushing ourselves to do more, ever more.

We can all learn from the tortoise.

Move steadily ahead.  Work hard, but not so hard it consumes your life.  Live in the moment.  Balance your time between doing and simply being.  Keep an open mind; judge slowly.

Enjoy the journey; it is all you really have.

Our culture pushes us to be the hare.

A great life values the qualities of the tortoise.

Are you the tortoise or the hare?

David Geller

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CEO David Geller co-founded the firm in 1991 and led the creation of Behavioral Wealth Management. Recognized on numerous prestigious "top financial advisor" lists, David is an in-demand speaker for professional groups and JOYN workshops. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Huffington Post.

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