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    3 Life Lessons From Your Cat

    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
    his mind.

    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,
    they jump.  

    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
    quiet companionship.  

    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,
    feed you.  

    Action Exercise:  

    There are so many things we can learn from cats
    if we take some time to study and emulate their
    behaviour.  

    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. 

    Jamie Ford

    “A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings,  
    for one reason or another, may hide their feelings,  
    but a cat does not.”

    ––Ernest Hemingway   

    www.resilientminds.co.nz
    Thought Leaders in Resilience, Productivity, and Wellbeing
    Jamie +64 21 772 079

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