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: Set Your Intent

I read Brian’s post about intention based resolutions this morning – the morning of Christmas Eve, 2020. Two things struck me. First, what a great idea. Without purposely following the format Brian outlines, I spent a year developing the habit of curiosity (as opposed to immediately falling into the response of ego driven judgment). AmContinue reading “Optimism Skill: Set Your Intent”

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