Once there was an arrogant cheetah and a wise lion that lived together in a jungle. Since the cheetah was extremely fast, he thought that he could catch his prey in seconds. One day, he went to the lion and challenged him to decide who could catch his prey faster.
While strolling through the jungle, both of them spotted a deer grazing all around a pond. The arrogant cheetah blurted “See how I will pounce upon the deer and kill him”. The cheetah leaped out, allowed the deer to spot him and started walking towards him. As soon as the deer saw the cheetah, he began to run away. The cheetah, in a matter of seconds, reached his top speed and began chasing the deer. But it didn’t continue for long as the cheetah got tired and gave up.
The Cheetah returned and hid his face in utter shame. The lion tried to console him and decided to teach him the importance of timing an attack. He slowly and steadily crawled under the bushes and went as close as possible to the deer. As soon as the deer bent down to drink water from the pond, he pounced upon him and killed him.
The lion was kind enough to share his prey with the cheetah, who learned the lesson to time his attacks well.
MORAL: TIME IS AN IMPORTANT INGREDIENT FOR SUCCESS.