Nov 16, 2010
Wit and Wisdom
~The Ant and the Elephant~
There's an old saying, "you can't
teach an old dog new tricks."
How true is that?
I'm not sure! What about
training an elephant?
Now here's a more shocking
question. How can a tiny ant
move a huge elephant? Most will say it's
impossible yet, it all depends on what
represents the ant and what's representing the elephant.
If you are one that enjoy the study of physics,
mainly the operation of our conscious and subconscious mind, you will
marvel over this book Vince Poscente wrote titled "The Ant and the
This is a very creative story of an Ant name Adir who represents our
conscious mind along with Elgo the elephant representing our
stubborn subconscious. The story tells of the magnificent effort Adir
uses to redirect his subconscious (the elephant) to reach the goals he want to achieve.
What an incredible story and powerful illustration to help us to
understand the dynamic relationship between our conscious and
subconscious thoughts. I must admit when I first heard the title
of the book I didn't have a clue what it was about. As a matter
of fact, I thought to myself what a childish name for a book. I had
no interest in reading this book. Then I heard someone speak
about the good content. That really got my attention.
Boy oh boy was I wrong in prejudging this book! We've heard it said
many times, not to judge a book by its cover. This was a time those
words really ring true. I learned a great lesson that day.
Understanding our mind could be a difficult task. Poscente's story
makes it easier and it helps to bring out your best performance
in the leadership role. This is one book you must add to your library
of business and leadership collections. You will be amazed as I was
as to what can be learned from this simple little story. A great read!