We humans are always looking for guidance for
how to be better, more efficient, more effective,
happier and more lovable.
Have you ever noticed that cats don’t really seem to care what you think of them?
They have a certain confidence that their life has
meaning and purpose and everything they do is
important and relevant.
It’s time for us bipeds to learn a little something
from our feline friends.
1. Go for the Chicken
When a cat wants something, there is no changing
Whether he’s stalking a spider across the room or
eyeballing your plate of chicken breasts, it’s tough
to dissuade a cat from something he wants.
Goals are important, and in our disjointed human
world, a feline-like focus may be just what we need
to make progress in our personal and professional
lives. Incredible things happen when we put our
energy into a single purpose.
2. Aim High
Cats have an uncanny ability to jump to places that
look impossible to reach. First, they take a good long
look at where they want to be. Next, they survey the
distance and landing area. Third, they focus and finally,
Usually it looks so effortless that you might wonder if
they could have gone higher. Take a lesson from the
kitties and aim high. You’ll likely get further than you
think. And, if you happen to miss, chances are you’ll
land on your feet.
3. Know and Love Who Feeds You
Make no mistake: cats know who feeds them.
These people are often held in higher regard
than others in the household and receive certain
perks like snuggles, head butts or just regular
We humans often take the ones who care for us
most for granted. Appreciate people in your life
who love you, care for you, nurture you and, yes,
There are so many things we can learn from cats
if we take some time to study and emulate their
At Resilient Minds we help our clients to develop a mindset of
long-lasting resilience so they can perform at high levels on the
really important things in both their work and personal lives.
Have a great week.
“A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings,
for one reason or another, may hide their feelings,
but a cat does not.”
Thought Leaders in Resilience, Productivity, and Wellbeing
Jamie +64 21 772 079
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