Ducks on the Pond

So, here I am on New Year’s Eve and I feel like I am about to come to bat with Ducks on the Pond.

In the game of baseball, the phrase “Ducks on the Pond” means that the bases are loaded. The hitter coming up next has a great opportunity to drive in up to four runs with a hit — a grand-slam home run would be awesome! It also conveys a sense of optimism – when teammates call out this phrase, it’s really anticipating something good happening, even if it doesn’t always work out.

Optimism Skill: Argue with Yourself

Yet another counter intuitive optimism skill: Argue with yourself. More specifically, argue with you Inner Critic (aka: Trickster). Everyone has an Inner Critic. The Inner Critic is the personification of a part of our brain that recognizes threats in sub-second speed. At one point in our evolution, there were immediate physical threats we needed toContinue reading “Optimism Skill: Argue with Yourself”

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