Getting Things Done: A cat's perspective

The choices and actions we take each day determine what we'll be doing next. And yet, it's so easy to settle with, a "come what may" attitude. That way, we lose.

We can all learn from my pet. He's a white feline who has this uncanny habit of nibbling at your toes just to show he likes you. Then he would come purring his way to your heart making you forget what he just did. Yeah. He's cute like that.

I'm digressing, a bit. Well, he gets things done pretty quickly, every time. Here's how:
He never, never, never, ever gives up. Whenever he's hungry —and that's usually at four in the morning— he practically wails for food right at the door of my parent's bedroom. He persists until my old folk gets up and gives him his ration while waking up the entire house.

He sticks to his goal long enough. When he's into something, like chasing his favorite lizard, he pursues the poor little animal relentlessly. And perseveres until he gets his prize.

He watches and waits patiently. When he's chasing a mouse, he waits on it. No matter how you'd try to distract him, he'd always go back to the spot where he saw it and wait, forever if need be. And that way he always seems to catch a mouse quite easily.
Again, to get things done almost always requires an insane amount of personal responsibility and initiative. We've got to stick to it long enough. So, shall we?
Between you and every goal that you wish to achieve, there is a series of obstacles, and the bigger the goal, the bigger the obstacles. Your decision to be, have and do something out of the ordinary entails facing difficulties and challenges that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else. ~Brian Tracy


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