Every morning in Africa, a gazelle awakens. It knows that it must outrun the fastest lion that day, or be eaten. Every morning in Africa, a lion also awakens. It knows that it must outrun the slowest gazelle, or starve to death.
The moral of the story is this: Whether you are a gazelle or a lion, when you wake up, you had better be running. In today’s fast moving knowledge economy you better be building and protecting your reputation. You only have one chance at making an indelible impression.
There is a Zen saying, “To the one wearing sandals, the whole world is leather”.
So, that is where Maslow got his statement – “If the only thing you have is a hammer, you tend to treat everything as a nail”.
So, nothing is new.
The art of originality is forgetting where you heard something in the first place.