So who exactly is Steady Eddy and what can we learn from him? You might consider the tortoise in Aesop’s fable about his race against the rabbit. Obviously the hare is designed for speed but his pride in his abilities gets in the way of his winning because he takes his talent for granted and knows he has the race sewn up.

The Tortoise, on the other hand, takes his time, follows the map, isn’t distracted by outside influences and knows he has to work hard to win.

Do you know any Steady Eddies? Maybe you can relate to his strategy much more than the show off of a rabbit who gives way to multiple distractions and loses the race.

I think we all have both personalities within us. Maybe we’ve worked out to ready ourselves. We get enough rest and take care of ourselves physically and mentally. If we’re like the Hare we don’t need to work on ego, because he considers himself a winner before the race begins.

Steady Eddie is reliable, responsible, ambitious at a steady pace, conscientious and at times rather boring, but he’s known to get a job done with great integrity.

The Hare is flashy, charismatic, charming, physically ready, but often overconfident.

Which one are you? Are you only one or a combination of both?



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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6 Responses to STEADY EDDIE

  1. Andy Oldham says:

    Very good! πŸ˜ƒ

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  2. Salvageable says:

    A writer must be both. A writer must create under flashes of inspiration, but then must be Steady Eddie to read, evaluate, edit, and re-edit the text before it is finished. I don’t have enough Steady Eddie in me; I don’t enjoy the struggle to make a written work as good as it can be. J.

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    • says:

      I don’t believe that for a minute. Your work is always interesting, obviously researched and fact checked. I always enjoy what you put out there.


  3. ken riddles says:

    My name’s not Eddie. πŸ˜…. (Sorry couldn’t resist that one – but yes a definite mix) Take care.

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