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.


This series on optimism (and training optimism as a skill) threw me off balance for a while. Then, in true spirit of being a connector and a catalyst (my North Star), I realized that I didn’t suck at optimism as much as I originally thought. I read Brian’s post about why we should train optimismContinue reading “Reframing”

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