Look, sometimes life feels really hard. Sometimes it’s raining (or hot, or cold, or dark) outside and your stomach (or your head, or your back, or whatever) hurts and you would just rather take a nap than do anything else. It happens to everyone. So what do you do when that happens to you?
When the going gets tough, the sloth…stays about the same speed. Part of the joy of taking life one step at a time is that even when things are hard, you’re only trying to take things one step at a time. Sometimes that one step is harder than others, but one step is basically always something you can accomplish. You just have to keep at it.
It turns out that slow and steady really does win the race. Mostly because the rabbit is totally uninterested in participating, but still. The moral holds: watch a turtle beat a rabbit in a race here.