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Life Lesson #18 of my first 40 years: SQUIRREL!

Life Lesson #18:  SQUIRREL!

There is a character – Doug the dog – in the movie “UP” that inspired this lesson.  In the movie Doug loves everyone and life, yet is easily distracted by thinking there is a squirrel in his midst.  And so there are many times that he’s doing something and then all of sudden – SQUIRREL!! – and his focus and attention goes elsewhere.

Does that sound familiar to you and your life?

I know for me, it is easy  to get distracted and excited about everything else except what I am “supposed” to be doing.  Sound familiar again?

The solution to this is to SQUIRREL!

What I mean by that is this:  Focus clearly.  Act Decisively.

Although Doug and others think squirrels are distracting, which they can be, but in real life a squirrel by nature is quite focused and decisive.  The ones that are not, are the ones you find in the middle of the road.

Think about yourself and your journey – the times you have been indecisive about who you are and where you are going – are the times you have been run over just like that indecisive squirrel in the road of life.

Is this silly?  Maybe, but I can tell you this – it works.  SQUIRREL!  Focus clearly on what you want/what you are doing.  Act decisively towards making it happen – NOW.


Award-winning Author, Speaker, & Trainer (more importantly, a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend), Brandon W. Johnson, a.k.a., "Positive Energy Guy"

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