Celebrating, Panicked, or Aimlessly Darting About.
Do You Recognize Yourself?
I had a squirrel acting crazy in my backyard. He was darting around the yard, but then would jump about six to ten inches off the ground and in the process do flip. The squirrel entertained me over breakfast for very nearly 10 minutes. It was fun to watch so after the first couple of minutes I decided to capture it on video. The quality wasn’t great but if you want to see the squirrel here it is.
I immediately thought it would be nice to share on this website as an example of a celebration for completed work. That is, the squirrel had gathered everything it needed and was now celebrating or relaxing. I like this idea because it supports the idea of being prepared for situations and that you should celebrate your preparedness.
After all you’ve worked to plan and gather either the skills or material you need to achieve your goals. When situations or opportunities arise, you want to capitalize on them.
Then I was hit by the dark side. The squirrel’s motions could also mimic someone’s actions when a situation or opportunity comes up for which one isn’t prepared. At this point, activities become frantic and one begins darting here and there to pull things together at the last minute.
Another analogy could also be employed here. The squirrel’s actions could simply mean it has no plan. The squirrel is then simply going from one task to the next with no ultimate goal in mind. Its attention drawn to whatever seems most urgent at the moment.
I’m sure there are other comparisons that can be drawn. The activities look similar.
Let’s work to make the interpretation be about enjoying a prepared life. Plan and prepare today and increase your opportunities and resiliency to life’s situations.
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