Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like A Bee
Bees swarm, fish school, birds flock and penguins march.
There’s strength, security and safety in numbers.
As well as an overwhelming show of dominance and force.
Our animal counterparts have quite a few problem solving, execution and team building lessons to offer (the value of napping, for one).
Here’s a few examples…
Lions, tigers, eagles and bears instinctively know how to pounce and at just the right time…especially when opportunity in the form of food presents itself…
They do not flinch.
They do not overthink.
They size up the opportunity.
They focus intently on their target.
And at the optimal moment…
They act without hesitation or trepidation.
They pounce with speed and conviction.
They just do what comes naturally.
Their actions demonstrate total commitment to winning and seizing their prize.
What about you?
Do you know how to pounce?
Do you know how to use the pouncing strategy demonstrated by animals to spring or swoop into action with the intent to seize opportunity?
Or do you flinch, second guess, overthink and stand aside while others eat your lunch?
You must recognize five things about the importance of seizing opportunity.
1. Opportunity has no value to you if not pounced upon the moment it presents itself.
2. Opportunity is everywhere, some we find early, some late, some are here right now, and others are gone. The key is to recognize opportunity and embrace it with immediate effect.
3. Pouncing on the right opportunity can quickly and radically transform your life, relationships, financial position and reputation.
4. Opportunity is never lost as someone with more courage and conviction than you will find a way to seize it. Opportunity is always a use it or lose it proposition.
5. Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.
People talk so much about self-limiting beliefs, but what really limits people from pouncing on opportunity and living a bigger life is lack of character and courage and the commitment to seeing it through to the end.
STING LIKE A BEE
Few things in life are more frightening than the thought of being attacked by a swarm of bees.
An average hive holds up to 40,000 of those stingers.
Your only solution if that hive happens to get interrupted is…Run Forest Run as they will aggressively swarm all over you.
Swarming is a powerful strategy that you can use to solve a nagging issue, overcome the most difficult challenge and fast track any desired goal.
To quickly neutralize any threat, the military routinely uses swarming as a battlefield tactic to overwhelm and saturate the defenses of a principal target or objective.
While on the surface…swarming may seem amorphous, but make no mistake…it is a deliberately structured, coordinated, strategic way to strike from all directions and win fast.
Think of swarming like a Flash Mob…it hits its mark from the North, South, East and West…completely overwhelming and bewildering the target.
Swarming is an accelerator, a true force multiplier that you can use to win by deploying speed, multiple attack points and overwhelming force.
There’s no problem you can’t solve, and no goal you can’t achieve with a well executed swarming strategy.
That’s a point worth repeating…there’s no problem you can’t solve, and no goal you can’t achieve with a well executed swarming strategy.
Gary Ryan Blair is creator of the 100 Day Challenge…a radical approach to goal achievement that shows people how to accelerate their results, achieve 10X size goals and transform every area of their life and career — FAST.