Are You Hunting Antelope or Field Mice?

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A lion is fully capable of capturing, killing, and eating a field mouse. But it turns out that the energy required to do so exceeds the caloric content of the mouse itself. So a lion that spent its day hunting and eating field mice would slowly starve to death. A lion can’t live on field mice. A lion needs antelope. Antelope are big animals. They take more speed and strength to capture and kill, and once killed, they provide a feast for the lion and her pride. A lion can live a long and happy life on a diet of antelope. The distinction is important. Are you spending all your time and exhausting all your energy catching field mice? In the short term it might give you a nice, rewarding feeling. But in the long run you’re going to die. So ask yourself at the end of the day, Did I spend today chasing mice or hunting antelope? - James Carville and Paul Begala

We often choose to hunt mice instead of antelope because hunting antelope requires a significant amount of effort, either upfront. Difficult conversations or decisions may be challenging, but confronting them directly paves the way for a smoother journey ahead.

May 4, 2024

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