“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.” – Eckhart Tolle
On a run with a friend yesterday, she shared the concept of going into “duck mode.” When someone is complaining and negative, not allowing it to change your outlook and attitude. My Dad would often say “let it (people, circumstances) roll off of you like water off a duck’s back.” Each day, we choose to flourish in decisive action and intention or flounder in indecision and consternation.
When caught or surrounded by negativity mode, trigger “duck mode” and keep swimming, undeterred and on task. Misery may love company but joy is the party to be at every time.
Duck mode! Go there.
“Indeed, this life is a test. It is a test of many things – of our convictions and priorities, our faith and our faithfulness, our patience and our resilience, and in the end, our ultimate desires.” – Sheri L. Dew