A Lesson From A Gazelle and Lion

Mortgage and Lending with Infinity Financial Group

Every day in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows that it must run faster than the fastest lion, or it will be killed.


Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows that 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.

Opportunities present themselves every day. If you are a runner (a go-getter), you stand a good chance of capitalizing on them. If you are a walker or a sitter (passive), you will probably not react quickly enough and the opportunities will pass rapidly.

We all need to be reminded now and then to stay on our toes, keep our eyes open, and jump on favorable opportunities.

Comments (5)

Scott Gormley
Oak Valley Mortgage-California Home Loans and Refinancing - Chico, CA

Thanks for the great short story John :)

I'm a cheetah...


Apr 17, 2007 01:56 AM
Jacob Morales - Arizona Mortgage Planner
US Bank - Scottsdale, AZ
Great post and very true. I think I am a hippo though. We never starve :P
Apr 17, 2007 02:45 AM

I snogged your girlfriend so hard last night

Wayne Cramp

Nov 16, 2007 02:11 AM
Winston Westbrook
Westbrook National Real Estate Co - Victorville, CA

Great blog. I think I am going to buy some running shoes tomorrow, lol. 

Feb 18, 2009 04:53 PM

Great saying! As I just found out, this quote is from Abe Gubegna, an Ethiopian author: http://medcomres.com/worthy_quotes.htm

Sep 19, 2011 12:33 AM