Kim’s Insights: Bugs Bunny’s DNA
Why is it that no matter what he’s confronted with, Bugs Bunny always wins? Regardless of whether he’s in a face to face battle with dim-witted rabbit hunter Elmer Fudd, at odds with explosive Yosemite Sam, building creative ploys to prevent Marvin the Martian from destroying the earth, or matching wits with Wile E. Coyote, Bugs Bunny always finds a way to rise to the top. Other than the fact that the writers planned it that way, here’s what makes Bugs Bunny’s winning DNA distinct:
1. Bugs Bunny expects to win. Always. And what that means is that he is never stressed out and has not even a shred of self doubt. He is certain of success and goes about his merry way expecting positive outcomes.
Do you expect to win in your career? Do you expect to win in your life? Or are you the type of person that expects things to go wrong? Are you certain of your success or do you wonder if your time for success will ever come? Your results are a direct product of the expectations you have. Start to look deeply at the real expectations that you have for yourself and consciously direct your thoughts to have better expectations.
2. Bugs Bunny is always calm, finding a way to reduce or redirect the conflict in every situation. “Ehh, What’s up Doc?” is his unassuming way of disarming other characters and building rapport. He never frets – he knows it will all turn out fine.
Are you consumed with worry? Do you find yourself nervously dealing with events in your life? The worry, guilt, frustration and anxiety that we feel – often over things that we cannot control – consumes our energy and negatively impacts our results. Imagine experiencing life knowing that things will all turn out fine, feeling calm and at peace all the time. One of the most powerful tools for building a calm frame of mind is the process of journaling and using the exercise of writing to unload the worry and redirect to thoughts that are empowering and align with the results you are looking for.
3. Bugs Bunny is resourceful and uses all kinds of witty tactics to distract and confuse his opponents. He invents new paradigms and sells them to hi adversaries. In one episode called ‘Hare Tonic’, Bugs escapes Elmer by tricking him into thinking there is a terrible outbreak of “Rabbit-itus.
Are you using all of the resources at your disposal to guarantee success? Do you tap into the people, the technology, the books, and historical success clues to help you mobilize your efforts towards winning? Write a list of all of the resources that you have access to and plan how you will methodically tap into each.
4. Bugs Bunny goes the distance. He does whatever it takes to win. He is willing to hide in a cannon, conduct an opera, and dress like a woman to get the job done. He is open, he is willing and he knows how to have a great time in the process.
Are you willing to go the distance to get the job done? Are you willing to suspend your fear, even temporarily, and forge ahead to reach your goals? Create a vision of your success and write it down. What does it look like? What does it feel like? What do you need to do to make it happen? Are you ready?
Bugs Bunny is a winner. Do you have Bugs Bunny’s DNA?