Now, I don’t know anything about racing a car around a track, but I do know about one of my favorite childhood games that had me chasing a person around a circle. You probably know that game I’m talking about. “Duck Duck Goose.” I absolutely loved that game as a kid. I never sat completely on the ground because I wanted to be ready in case I was chosen to be the”Goose.” As I sat waiting and hoping to be selected sometimes I wasn’t chosen. Sometimes I was just a “Duck.” However, when I was tapped on the head by my classmate, I was immediately up and after them until I caught them. I was so good at that game.
I think pursuing our passion in life is kinda similar. We engage in the process of possibility poised for opportunity. Sometimes the opportunity passes us- we don’t get chosen for one reason or another. Other times the opportunity taps us on the head and we get up and go after it, chasing it while some on lookers encourage us and others tease us, but staying focused on the opportunity that’s presented itself nonetheless.
This week I encourage you to ask yourself are you content being a duck or are you ready to be a goose? Are you watching, waiting, and poised to chase and catch your opportunity?