What Job Seekers Can Learn From the Viral Mouse Video
So, this video of a determined mouse has gone viral with nearly 1.6 million views as of this writing. There is a hidden message here for job seekers, and it’s not about tenacity.
After seeing this video show up many times on various social feeds, I decided to gamble a little over a minute of my life watching it. It was worth it for the aha moment I got. The “aha” was not that you can do anything if you are determined enough. The “aha” was:
It is not enough to be determined.
This video shows a mouse struggling to get a cracker to the upper level of a counter top or table. He works and works and works, demonstrating much verve and tenacity. But this energy and drive isn’t working. At about 0:55, he goes up without the cracker and seems to have given up.