I agree it sounds a bit odd to have someone compare your work ethic approach to a single cell organism without a brain. Maybe it’s not politically correct to tie us to an amoeba, but the more I understood what slime mold could do, the more I realized my mental picture was incorrect. Yet, isn’t that the case with most nicknames?
Think about it, to many, “Ears” creates a funny, negative mental image of Ross Perot and/or Don Mossi. Yet, both were very successful! Don Mossi is one of the Top 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians, pitching 11 years in Major League Baseball and Ross Perot, who started Electronic Data Systems (EDS), turned around and sold controlling interest to General Motors for $2.4 Billion.
You have to admit, “Slime” does have a certain edginess to it.
So where was I going with this? Our ‘yucky’ visual impression prevents us from recognizing how similar the Successful Traits of Slime Mold really are to the traits of successful people.
- A Slime Mold is continually experiencing and adapting to change.
- A Slime Mode’s has the ability to maneuver using what they call “a discipline mode of inquiry.”
- A Slime mold Takes Chances and explores new environments.
In much the same way Slime Mold becomes aware and adapts, successful people stop and ask the question, “What if?,” versus doing it the same way they did it yesterday. Creatively they take off the blinders, look around, modify and reshape how to perform every day tasks.
Want to be successful?
Open YOUR Eyes, become AWARE, and ADAPT to your surroundings in the much the same way brainless, single-celled Slime Mold does when looking for food.
Check out this short video on the success of Slime Mold.
Until next Blog, You mind if I call you “Slime?”