Success is 90% Hiding, 10% Running

“They are taught how to run, not how to hide. He knows how to run but not how to hide.

But life is foremost about how to hide. One would run only when it’s safe enough.

Well, You have first to learn how to hide before learning how to run.

Prudence is the key!

I don’t know what happened to my son. He was not like that before leaving”.

Lamented a wise grand mom about his grandson behavior after he returned from Europe.

As a devout Christian she added “Jesus asked us to be as shrewd as snakes.”

These words found home in my heart.

I know what she is talking about is absolute Truth. And the biggest flaw in the self development literature nowadays is teaching people how to run, not how to hide, while Success is mostly about how to hide, not about how to run.

90% hiding, 10% running.

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of, Founder of, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at

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