What Did I Learn from a Porcupine?


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Sometimes I just love to laugh at the unexpected gems you can find on the internet. Especially the ones that show me a whole new perspective and way to think about something.

Take this silly little porcupine. I always thought they were armadillo-like, snarly and aggressive, shooting quillls at anything that came near them. Foul critters.

Check out this video (It’s worth watching the whole thing.) I was so wrong!

Wow! This adorable little critter is NOTHING like my expectation! I want one of these cuties for my own critter family:)

So what are my lessons learned?

  • My status quo belief needs a massive update when it comes to porcupines – as with so many other out-of-date and simply untrue beliefs that limit my thinking.
  • We all need to be more like this little porcupine. He ditched his status quo role and behavioral traning to reach out and find a new way to be. I’d say he’s living a pretty successful porcupine life.

When we ditch our own status quo about who we are, what our business delivers, how we should operate – we open the opportunity to step into a new way of being, free of our limitations, reaching for new and innovative ways to be.

    My thanks to this prickly friend who reminded me of my third lesson – that in life and in business – anything is possible.

    Republished with author's permission from original post.

    Rebel Brown
    Rebel Brown consistently challenges the status quo to deliver optimum solutions and high velocity growth for her clients. She combines the strategic expertise and tactical savvy of a global Corporate Strategy, Launch and Turnaround Expert, along with the leadership and motivational skills needed to get the job done.


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