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What is a "Tortoise"? you may ask.

I define a Tortoise as someone who may be challenged energetically or timewise, but who has big goals and ambitions. You may face a physical or personal challenge that limits you or simply be a slow-moving, "energy-challenged" person. You may be in the midst of raising a family or going to school while holding down a job, or you may generate ideas faster than you can keep up with them. But you still dream and have ambitious visions of what you want to accomplish with your life.

Tortoises may include . . .

  • Those with low energy, either naturally or because of a medical condition
  • Those who are trying to accomplish more than they have time for
    • Those who have a naturally slow, contemplative rhythm
  • Creative types who need quiet time to connect with their Muse
    • Those with lots of ideas and interests who don't know what to do first and often end up becoming overwhelmed and doing little
  • Those who are easily distracted or find it hard to focus
    • Those with any kind of physical, mental or emotional challenge
  • "Highly sensitive people" (HSPs), as defined by Elaine Aron in her book, The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You, who are very sensitive to their environment, both physically and emotionally, and may need more recovery time and solitude after a challenging or demanding experience
    • Those who are slowing down because of age or shifting priorities
  • Those who don't feel they're living up to their potential
  • Tortoises often see their friends and colleagues racking up accomplishments and may feel inadequate beside them. But like the tale of "The Tortoise and the Hare," the Tortoise can achieve his/her goals by simply taking one step after another, rather than racing around like the Hare. It's not just speed, but persistence that leads to achievement.


    "Finding out I am a Tortoise (actually acknowledging what I suspected all along) has helped me to accept that my pace is different from the mainstream and that different doesn't mean wrong.

    "When the old tapes start to play, I have new songs to record over them. I tell myself, 'I'm in the race for myself. This journey is uniquely mine. I am successful in my own right. Just keep moving forward and stand still when you need to regroup. That's the way you work and it's perfectly fine . . . ' "

    "I'm a work in progress and I'm learning to enjoy the journey instead of lamenting the fact that others 'finish' before me.

    "Thanks for all you're doing! I'm looking forward to your next teleclass."

    ~~ Donna Marie Castaner (www.lightforceva.com)


    I invite you to explore the resources on this website and contact me (Sharon Good) if you have any questions.


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