In any competition, early leaders can get complacent and be surpassed by those who started behind. Initial success leads to idleness while adversity fuels creative growth. The rapid success frontrunners achieve early on makes them idle and stagnant. Meanwhile, those counted out early must work harder to catch up, finding solutions and building momentum.
By the end, the trajectory may reverse. The underdogs now surpass the early leaders who grew comfortable. Life’s journeys are not linear. Early advantages can become handicaps while disadvantages generate hustle. The seeds of later success are often planted in early setbacks. Those discounted at the outset may still prevail through persistent effort and growth.
Where one starts does not determine the outcome. It is those who endure through challenges who ultimately succeed.
Matthew 19:23-30. But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-234: AUGUST 22, 2023]