By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy
Here’s an idea to help you overcome a few headaches you may face today.
It’s a beautiful summer day. The steaks are on the grill. You’re all set to dig into that juicy steak and suddenly you hear BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ SLAP! Stung by a bee. Oh, it hurts.
You probably just winced at the thought of a bee sting. You may even still feel the pain of that bee sting. Oh, the power in a painful bee sting. But the power in the brain of a honey bee is even more amazing.
The honey bee can perform 50 different thinking acts that require memorizing or predicting.
Memorizing: The bee memorizes the location of five different flowerbeds.
Predicting. The bee predicts the exact hour that each of those flowers come into bloom.
All of that ingenuity with a brain – the size of a grain of sugar – a grain of sugar. Now if a brain the size of a grain of sugar can do all that, imagine the power in a brain the side of a grapefruit – The Human Brain: 100 Thousand times larger. Packing 10 million times more cells for a total of 10 billion cells.
I take some solace any time I come across amazing statistics on the human brain. Somehow appreciating the anatomy of the human brain bolsters my thinking when I am facing a particularly perplexing problem.
Let’s take a minute together to celebrate the awesome power of the human brain. Continue reading