The gazelle. The gazelle is a freestyle animal. Randomly doing its own thing in d wild. Feeds on grasses, mates once a while to procreate, and loafs around. But it has a major problem: the lion.
The Lion. If not for feeding, the lion would probably be free styling also. Aggressive mating, scary roars, and territorial guarding. The lion has a mission: the gazelle.
The least the gazelle can do, every day of its life, to stay alive is to run faster than the fastest lion, and else it would be killed.
The least the lion can do, every day of its life, to stay alive, is to run faster than the slowest gazelle, else it would starve.
Let’s bring it home. The most important thing in life, is for you to stay alive and be living. Alive to stay fashionable, to be able to relate with peers, to be granted audience, and keep food on your table, among the long list of reasons why you are alive.
To fulfil this, every morning, you need to have a game plan. A reason to live. A plan to either not get left behind or a plan to stay above peers.
Every morning, you need to be running, or walking, crawling or flying, fast enough not to be left behind. If not, a lady with better prospects would snatch your boyfriend. And your Honda would get outdated, and your friends would ride in Mercedes Benz. Better still, you remain as a worker in church, whereas your besty becomes an ordained minister.
Bottom line: every morning, keep running. Either to beat the others, or not to be left behind.