Ducks look so calm, composed, and elegant above the water…
But what goes on below the water?
Yep, legs kicking madly like there ain’t no tomorrow
The most successful people are like ducks.
Have you noticed that the most successful people make what they do look effortless? Those who work their arse off but make it look so seamless from all the endless hours of repetitive practice. Someone once told me that if you study the best pitchers in baseball, you’ll notice that although they exert all their might into the baseball, the pitch action as a whole is actually a very soft delivery (you wouldn’t be able to pitch in a focused direction with just brute force). Bruce Lee is another great example. Very soft, agile, and flexible but phenomenally strong hits. Apple too.
Bottom line: Balance is key. Ducks kick just hard enough to keep themselves moving along without splashing water onto themselves and making a mess. Work your tail off like crazy but don’t flaunt it, your progress alone will document itself.
Want to be successful? Time to slap on your duck feet
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|Tony Chung, founder of Geekwhat Design (as featured on Forbes.com), is a designtrepeneur and model based in New York City. Tony has a EE degree and left his job at Cisco Systems to release 2 albums in Asia and star in a film. This blog is about entrepreneurship, Apple products, music, and financial investing. (more...)|