The Hare And The Tortoise story isn’t about speed. It’s about focus. The hare is much faster than the tortoise, but the hare loses focus of its task. The hare decides to take a nap. Then the tortoise slowly walks past the hare and wins the race.
In business, it is important to be consistent. Although the tortoise goes slow, the tortoise is consistently focused on achieving its goal–winning the race. You shouldn’t go as slow as the tortoise, but you should be consistently focused on achieving your goals.
The hare is a representation of the unsteady business person. The hare gets a really great start, but as the race progresses, the hare decides to sleep. The hare sleeping could easily relate to someone who decides to procrastinate.
The tortoise is a representation of the business person who constantly delivers. This person does not get the great start but ends up being better than the person who got the great start.
As procrastination builds, less gets done. If you are consistently productive, you will move past the sleeping hare. Then, the hare wakes up and tries to catch up, but alas, it’s too late. The tortoise just crossed the finish line.