Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard cub (7 mos old) - Cape May County Zoo

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Pets As Models for the Business World

I have always believed we can learn a lot from animals. Even in my own home, with 6 cats and 1 dog, I have sometimes found amazing "insight" into things from their perspective. Here's one example:

I have 6 cats - who all act like they have never eaten. In the morning, I split a can among all of them. They all clamor, meow, and maneuver for the bowls. Some are more dominant than others. The most impatient ones stick their heads in the bowl before I can barely get any in, while I may have a slightly larger amount ready for the next bowl. One day, that literally spoke to me out of my own faith in God and my frequent impatience to make things happen and in "my" time. I realized, that like my own cats, by "jumping the gun" on God's leading in my life, I may very well be missing out on the better things He has in store for me. Trust me, it's a lesson I needed and continue to need. 

I am sure I could come up with many more examples but that is the one that truly hit hard one day! 

I found this article on How You Can Be a Better Leader By Watching Your Pets

1 comment:

  1. Christine,
    You are maturing as a Christian woman! We need to let go and let God in all aspects of our life.
    God's answers to all our requests are "yes" "no" and "wait". Are we wise and discerning enough to listen to what God is saying?
    God speaks to us through the Bible, others in our lives, our "souls", and actions (I know I didn't list them all). Can we listen?