*HippysThemes* Shared Themes by Hippy & Friends...(HUGS INN !!!)
Sam and Tom are identical twins. But while they looked like each other, they were polar opposites when it comes to their personalities.
On one hand, there’s Sam — humble, smart, and always ready with a plan. Then there’s Tom — arrogant, overconfident, and entitled.
One day, their father asked to speak to them. Their old man said he’s about to leave them a fortune. He also informed them he organized a competition between them to determine who gets the bigger portion of his money.
“You must walk to my house and
Get there before sunset.
Whoever arrives there first
Is the winner and gets more money.”
After his father left, Sam strategized. He accepted that Tom is in a better physical condition. He knew that based on this fact alone, he couldn’t beat his twin. But as a humble and smart man, he didn’t leave things to chance and made a plan.
He calculated how long he had to walk and arrive at his father’s house at a specific time. And based on his calculations, he learned there’s only one way to beat his twin and win his father’s challenge. That is to leave his own house early and start walking to the destination.
Tom, on the other hand, played things differently. He believes his excellent physical condition is enough to win. As an arrogant, overconfident, and entitled man, he feels he’s a shoo-in. He believes winning is his birthright and there’s no need to think things through.
From his perspective, he has what it takes to win the competition. Unfortunately, though, he’s wrong.
Sam won the challenge because of his invested effort and time into creating a plan. Unlike his twin, he carried enough confidence in his abilities. He acknowledged his weaknesses and knew how to enter the competition as a strong opponent.
Moral lesson: There is no guarantee you’ll always win in life. Only if you invest personal resources in an undertaking will you have a great shot at winning.
Have a Relaxing Sunday Blessings x