The 2008 Economy reminds me of a story.
There once was a speedy hare who bragged about how fast he
could run. Tired of hearing him boast, Slow and Steady, the tortoise,
challenged him to a race. All the animals in the forest gathered to
Hare ran down the road for a while and then and paused to rest. He
looked back at Slow and Steady and cried out, "How do you expect to win
this race when you are walking along at your slow, slow pace?"
Hare stretched himself out alongside the road and fell asleep, thinking, "There is plenty of time to relax."
Slow and Steady walked and walked. He never, ever stopped until he came to the finish line.
The animals who were watching cheered so loudly for Tortoise, they woke up Hare.
Hare stretched and yawned and began to run again, but it was too late. Tortoise was over the line.
After that, Hare always reminded himself, "Don’t brag about your lightning pace, for Slow and Steady won the race!"
2007 was a truly awesome year for us. But I find myself thinking that 2008 will be more about the tortoise than the hare. Good luck everyone – the race is ON!