You've heard it before, but here it is again.
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.
It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning a lion wakes up.
It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.
It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle.
When the sun comes up, you better start running.
Attributed to an African proverb in The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman