Saturday, June 18, 2011

Axiom 6: Life is a Race - How Do You Run It?

Five runners lined up at the starting line. The starting gun fired and the race had begun...

The first runner started very slow, he didn't appear to have his head in the race at all. I'm not sure why, but there could have been a number of reasons for it. Maybe he didn't think he could win, maybe he thought it was too much work, maybe he was having a good time hanging around the starting line, or maybe physically he couldn't keep up. When the race was over he had made a mockery of himself, and was soon forgotten.

The second runner started off slow as well. He was having the same problems the first runner was having. But at some point when he saw the how far the other three runners had gotten he got jealous. He starting running as fast as he could. He was so far behind the other runners though it would take a miracle for him to catch up.

The third runner started off making great time. However, halfway through the race tragedy struck and he stopped. Everyone was in shock that so much had been accomplished only to be lost in a flash.

The fourth runner started running as hard as he could. He was making great time. In fact he was in the lead the entire race. But he never slowed down to look around or enjoy the surroundings, or reflect on the situation. The race was over and he was praised for his greatness.

The last runner started the race as fast as he could. However, when he got pretty far into the race he slowed down a little. Running as hard as you can is tiring. He was happy with what he had accomplished, and his expected time was good so he decided to look around and enjoy the moment. When the race was over he didn't finish first, or did he?

To be continued in Axiom 7...