The Artful Plodder: Rethinking Effort and Success

If you escaped challenge through cossetted nurturing, mythologizing reality or overpowering privilege, you could be in the long run caught out of your fortune, like the hare of hubris who had unearned certainty. The plodding tortoise, who by trial and error and stalwart perseverance understood the rudiments of success, was more likely to win the race in the end. But the finish line is an abstraction.

© IC Blackman 2018