Being a Duck Ain't Easy, But It Keeps Me Sane
In Amazing Things Will Happen, I talked about the idea of being a duck.
The concept is simple enough.
Ducks don't care about the rain. They keep swimming around, doing duck things. They let the rain wash off of them because they realize there is nothing they can do about it directly so they focus on what they can do.
Today's world is full of moments where I need to stop and remind myself to be a duck.
If you could hear the voices in my head you'd hear "Quack! Quack!" as they remind me of my own words.
Every day I'm presented with comments, situations, and events that force me to pause before proceeding.
My natural instinct is to fight anything I disagree with. To push back and have a discussion at a minimum.
This rarely helps the situation.
Every day under the current rule presents me with new things to scream about and that won't help anyone.
So, I take a deep breath and move forward.
Ask yourself if what you are thinking of posting, saying or doing is going to have any positive impact on the situation. If the answer is most likely not, then quack and move on.
This is harder than it sounds, but the more you do it, the more you realize the ducks have it right.