Motivational Power Quote
Behave Like a Duck
"Always behave like a duck -
Keep calm an unruffled on the surface
But paddle like the devil underneath."
Jacob Braude, Circuit Court Judge
As I see it. . . . . . . .
Behave like a duck
When you see a duck on the rainy days you will see that the rain beading and running off the ducks back. We need to be like that duck. When we encounter those rainy days in our life we need to allow the rain to bead and roll off our back and focus on solutions.
You will also notice that the duck seems to be gliding smoothly through the water with a sense of ease. What we don't see is how hard the duck is paddling under the water surface to go forward.
Some days we are going to have paddle as hard as we can to make progress and to go forward.
We have to remain calm when we are navigating the turbulence that we have encountered. If we lose our composure and become disheveled we lose focus on the issues and instead making progress we paddle around in circles with out a real purpose or progress.
Behave like a duck and once you set your course paddle like the devil to get there.
©2010 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author