Water Buffalo – slow but steady!
The home of the water buffalo is Asia. It is valuable for its meat and milk as well as the labour it performs, drawing the plough through the muddy paddy fields for example. There’s nothing hectic or even quick in their movements – they are trodding on slowly, but constantly. And thus, they are getting a lot of work done.
Sometimes, when my to-do list is getting longer and longer, I let myself become hectic, trying to do more things by doing things faster. Fact is, that doesn’t work (at least not for me): I am making mistakes, forget things and I end up by feeling exhausted. Then I think of the water buffalo and return to slow but steady working.