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Anteater

April 1, 2013

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»         Smell out trouble before seeing it

»         Root around to find solutions

»         Find lost objects

Sensing a problem before it becomes one gives us time to prepare, perhaps even nip it in the bud. It allows us the opportunity to confront a situation with a clear mind, instead of muddled thinking that often comes during a difficult situation.

Then, with an open mind, we can consider a range of options, instead of our standard reaction when confronted by a crisis. We might be able to explore new solutions, ideas we wouldn’t normally consider.

When an anteater focuses on its best sense, smell, it avoids distraction and efficiently finds its food, mates, and other needs. If we were able to focus our thoughts in a similar way, we would likely live our life with more purpose.

Have you ever used this type of focus to remember where you last placed your glasses/keys, instead of wandering around in search of them?

PS although I’m focused on animals, Arlee Bird didn’t really fit into this post!


[1] All messages adapted from http://www.animalspirits.com unless otherwise noted

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9 Comments
  1. Hello again! Glad to see you are back for another year. I love this post and I guess we could learn a lot from this funny looking creature.

  2. How fun! Can’t wait to read more!

  3. Hello, fellow A to Zer! Love your topic! This should be fun all month long. 🙂

  4. Reblogged this on Beth Lapin.

  5. this is awesome! those are the strangest looking creatures! love how you related us to their focused determination.

    happy a day!

  6. Since I’m an animal lover, this anteater got my interest..

  7. Excellent observation of animal behaviour and learning from them. I like both examples: Being prepared to face challenges & being focus on a mission. Look for forward to more to come.

  8. francenestanley permalink

    I like that thought. From now on, I’ll sniff around with my big nose, concentrating on my goal.

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