I’m spending a section of this morning corralling ducks.
Thankfully, not real ducks. (I’d worry too much about the malamute being near them. She’s already had an unfortunate poultry incident.)
A friend has a saying I love: “nibbled to death by ducks.”
It’s the small things that add up, wear you down. It can seem like they form a wall of tiny pieces standing between you and your goals, and it feels like you can’t ever get hold of the right end of where to start getting them out of the way.
They may or not be actually important, but they have to get done. I’ve learned from painful experience that untended ducks can wreak chaos – missed due dates, lost papers, neglected follow up calls.
Duckzillas cause chaos. They can’t help it, it’s just their nature.
Duckzillas take far more time and energy to deal with. So I’m playing with new ways of duck management.
Too often I don’t write them down, because they’re not really a task or a project…. But then they press on me, nibbling at the corners of my brain space.
So I’ve been writing down the ducks. Corralling them. And amazingly enough, once they’re all in a list, not fluttering around, I can tell there’s not nearly as many of them as I thought.
How are you doing with today’s duck wrangling?
A short one today, as I’m getting ready for this Friday’s class on Realizing Your Goals. There’s still time to join us and get support for making your goals and dreams come true!