Friday, 11 March 2016

5 Traits from Animals, We should follow!

The mother earth, is filled with animals.. all sorts of them! Some we find cute.. some majestic.. the king of the jungle.. and some creep us out! Although everyone's main agenda is survival.. they do it in their own style!

We may forget.. but even we are animals.. social animals.. the most advanced kind! and some may even say.. the stupid kind.We don't usually realize.. but there are so  many life lessons that can be adapted from animals.. Inculcating these traits.. would definitely make our chances of survival better.

Here is a tiny list of traits.. I believe can help us!

1. Be Hardworking and Persistent as Ants

If you have ever closely looked at a trail of ants and observed them.. you would realize, how hardworking, determined and persistent they are in achieving their goal.. which in most cases is getting food.. or not dying (LOL) Nonetheless.. they teach us, that if their is an obstacle in front of you.. don't just give up.. but go over the obstacle.. or around it.. but reach your destination!

Now.. we humans do utilize this as well.. but only for menial things.. lets say.. you are driving.. and later come to know that the route you decided to take.. has a major road blocked.. you don't cry over it and go home! and forget about going out ever again! (Thats just stupid!) We quickly get our navigation system on.. and look for an alternate route!

So why cant we do that our bigger dreams.. which are slightly more difficult to achieve? Why do you give up? Shouldn't we navigate for an alternative route? Something to think about!

2. Elephants keep their families first.

Many of us, in the race of life.. and the daily nonsense.. actually forget to spend quality time with our family. Some of us stay with them.. and some don't.. We may see them everyday..  talk to them everyday.. but may not value our time and experiences with them!

Well this is one thing we can surely learn from Elephants.. who travel in herds, and are always together.. they even look and gather for food together..

Even though we are extremely busy.. that we may not get time for many important things, we should at least try to be together with our family for one meal.. sit and enjoy the company of our parents, siblings and other elephants in our herd!

3. The Lion does not lose sleep over a Sheep's opinion!

Lions.. are often known to kill sheep.. not be affected by their opinions! Now I don't encourage you to kill anyone! but at least don't allow the Sheep's opinion about you bother your mind! Please do not confuse Sheep with someone who is actually giving you positive criticism for improvement!

Flock of sheep, are those who don't have a mind of their own and are trying to fit you into a dogmatic mould of something the society expects out of you! Don't allow them to mold you in to something your not.. cause if you do that.. you would usually end up letting go of your extraordinary powers! And you are the best version of yourself.. when you allow your uniqueness to shine through!  

4. Prepare for Hibernation!

Many animals living in harsh cold conditions.. save up food for hibernation because they are smart and can foresee into the future to actually save up for their bad days! If you look at this situation, from colored glasses.. our condition is not that different.. we may not live in snow.. but we do live in the Concrete Jungle! We also need to save up for our own hibernation.. sometimes it may give us enough pre-indication (retirement); sometimes it comes unannounced..

The only way to overcome the bad weather is to prepare for it well in advance.. It might not be a top priority.. but it is important to look into our finances and other assets and be ready for winter! Time to be smart like the Polar Bear!

5. Relax.. and be lazy (Once in a while) like the Koala  

Its quite important and essential to do things that are necessary.. you need a job.. source of income.. some amount of education.. and many other important things.. but you also need to give yourself some time and opportunity to relax.. unwind.. and calm those wild anxious thoughts..

Adapt this trait from the Koala.. its important to have a good night sleep (at least 6 - 8 hours! Koala's sleep for more than 15 hours!).. not just for our body and health.. but it also always enough distance from work for you to be refreshed.. so that you can tackle all of life's challenges with a smile!

It may pay off to be lazy like the Koala on certain days!

So that's all for this week's post.. do let me know.. how you'll liked it.. Do you have a favorite animal trait? and if there are any traits that i missed out.. its always a good thing to share your gyan! Any comments, suggestions or opinions are welcome! Suggestions for my next post are super welcome! what would you like to hear about? Leave your comments in the section below.. and do not forget to share this post with your friends, family and just about everyone else! :) 

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