Authority Is a Tortoise

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I’m obsessed with tortoise shell everything. 

Can’t help but wonder if my love stems from the fable of the tortoise and the hare. It’s one of the first stories I remember learning and I’m sure it imprinted deeply on my Baby Girl psyche.

Slow and steady wins the race.

Consistent. Even. Stable. Constant. Orderly. Unified. Steadfast. Dependable. Persistent.

The tortoise always wins.

Authority is a tortoise.

Authority is earned over time through consistent, strategic efforts.

Authority can’t sprint. It knows no shortcuts.

Authority is strategic.

The tortoise knows her limits. she knows how to win using her own gifts and talents. She doesn’t try to be something she’s not. She uses a strategy that is perfectly aligned with her own gifts and talents. And she trusts that where she is meant to win, she will win.

Want influence and authority? BE the tortoise.

What is UN-tortoise-like? A hare-like flurry of thoughts and ideas that never settle into a rhythm. The hare won’t plod ahead because it’s too busy showing off how fast it can spin.

Boo for spinning.

Ready to stop the swirl? I can help.