Perhaps I should be concerned, as I’ve been compared to several different animals as symbols of persistence. For example, earlier in my career, I won a service award largely related to my persistence, and the award was a solid glass bear – why animals seem to be a symbol of persistence, I’m not sure. Maybe we can learn something from them… After all, my consulting mentor constantly says that we can learn something from dogs in that they do not have a bad self esteem after a failure (for example, not receiving the desired treat); instead they consider every opportunity to try again. If you take a step back and think about that, it is quite interesting…..if we didn’t know / realize we had “failed”, would we try again, and end up far more successful?
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