There is no doubt about it, life is passing us by at breakneck speed and everyone is trying to get ahead of everyone else on a daily basis. To describe this phenomenon we came up with the phrase “rat race.” By definition, rat race is “a way of life in which people are caught up in a fiercely competitive struggle for wealth or power.” Our quote today is most explicit, forcing us to make a poignant determination – are we one of the rats?
You see, we often believe that if we win the rat race, all is well and good. But, the validity of the statement, “the winner of the rat race is still a rat,” cannot escape us. So, now we must ask another question: Do we want our families and employees to think of us as rats?
To avoid the idea of being a rat, we must realize that there is more to life, and even work, than just winning! To deal properly, and effectively, with people, either at home or at work, we must be human, not a rodent – not even the King Rodent! As you pursue career goals and attempt to get ahead at work, remember that you are human, as are those you work with. So, make sure you are more concerned about the human race and less concerned about the rat race as you proceed through life!