Duck Tales - Actions Speak Louder Than Words

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Motivational Post

by Patricia Feager 1/13/2019

 

 

A walk in a park is reason enough to get motivated. When I came upon some ducks, the message was clear which caused me to pause and think a lot about the following topics:

 

  • Intimidation
  • Bullying
  • Getting Attention
  • Showing Off
  • Aggression

 

 

In my illustration of duck tales, there were about a dozen ducks onshore and only one in the water who didn't get out. That one duck in the water ruffled its feathers, showed off, did a lot of squawking to get attention while the others remained silent, listening, staring, barely moving, simply watching the one in the water. This lasted about a good 3-4 minutes. Finally, the two big ducks (not seen in my photographs) sounded off a loud honk and all of the ones on the ground flew up and into the pond aggressively chasing the duck that appeared to be the one who was causing all the attention. In other words, this wasn't a cat fight but it was a duck fight that went on for some time! 

 

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

Tensions are everywhere. The demands of basic needs of survival, such as food, space, and a sense of belonging is everywhere! Being overwhelmed is an emotion. Having resilience, strength to walk away and not get involved is a lot harder than it looks. Duck tales proves it! Beware, troublemakers are everywhere. Somebody always wants to be heard. The moral of the story is actions always speak louder than words!

 

Patricia Feager

 

 

 

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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning,  Patricia - it can be easy to "get lost" in the distractions of everyday life and living if we choose to do so. Sometimes that "time out" may be just the right solution. 

Jan 13, 2019 06:21 AM #3
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP oh yes... actions speak louder than words....your list is a good one of topics to address when you see them happening.... bullying could easily be at the top of that list ....nothing makes my blood boil faster than to see an innocent one being bullied....

Jan 13, 2019 06:28 AM #4
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Even some of Mother nature's wildlife don't know when to shut up

Jan 13, 2019 06:43 AM #5
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Many life lessons are found in Nature. It's wise to get quiet, watch, listen, and learn. Thanks for the thoughtful post and your walk along the duck pond. 

Jan 13, 2019 07:31 AM #6
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Hello Patricia,  Interesting blog and one that I can we me wondering about the ducks and how they go after each other and there attitude to the other drucks.  Thanks for maiking me think about this.

 

Jan 13, 2019 07:59 AM #7
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Maria Sapio and Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD and Will Hamm 

I may have started out in an urban environment but I spent all my childhood by the lake at a summer cottage. My parents, grandparents, siblings and all our cousins enjoyed rural life and that is where I formed my kinship with nature. There is a lot to learn from observations in natural surroundings and I never tire from learning.

Where I live and work now is more urban; however, I get back to nature as often as I can. One day, I will return to where I feel most connected. Thank you for your support over the years. It means a lot to me. May you always have good things come your way.  

Jan 13, 2019 10:13 AM #8
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Michael Jacobs -I had to reflect on your statement. It makes perfect sense. As a self-employed business owner, I think it is easy to fall into the sand traps where you get annoyed by distractions more frequently. To get out of those traps, i.e., multiple distractions it requires razor-sharp focus. When I was a golfer, that was the only successful way out. Hmmm..... maybe that is why I love my timeouts. I will break and make U-Turns if that's what it takes. It gives me opportunities to recharge.   

Happy Sunday!

Jan 13, 2019 10:19 AM #9
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Barbara Todaro - Bullying has gone on forever. But I think all people can do a better job, especially when it comes to the BIG 3:

BULLYING

INTIMIDATION

GETTING NEGATIVE ATTENTION

It sure does make your blood boil. There's no denying that BIG problems need to be resolved and that is the truth. 

May you have a peaceful day. 

Jan 13, 2019 10:26 AM #10
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William Feela - Your statement reminds me of Rule #1 I learned when I got started into the business. My sponsor (husband and wife Team) were in their late 70's. He took me under his wing and told me the way to succeed in real estate sales is to shut up and listen. At first, I thought he was being rude but then I understood. 

May you have a wonderful day!

Jan 13, 2019 10:30 AM #11
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Patricia,

We also find Nature as the great teacher, which is why I often capitalize the "N".  Everything we observe in an opportunity to learn.  A

Jan 13, 2019 11:50 AM #12
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel - Nature never steers us wrong. As they say, "when the Student is ready, the Teacher will show up."

I hope your Sunday is going great!

Jan 13, 2019 01:54 PM #13
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I like your take on this subject Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - Michael Jacobs and Ron and Alexandra Seigel have answers that reasonate with me.  I love watching Nature and pondering...

Jan 13, 2019 02:09 PM #14
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

It is nice to know you share answers and commonality with Michael Jacobs and Ron and Alexandra Seigel. They will appreciate knowing that.

I always thought you were a wonderful lady.   

Jan 13, 2019 02:14 PM #15
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Patricia I got a feeling the duck doing all the squawking wasn't doing much squawking after the others got through with him.  Moral of the story don't do more squawking than your duck tale can handle

Jan 13, 2019 03:23 PM #16
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Hi Patricia,  Thanks for sharing your duck tales - and I do agree, Actions do speak louder than words.  Remember to only squawk when absolutely necessary.  

Jan 13, 2019 11:31 PM #17
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Patricia, we can learn so much from nature but, only if we're quiet and sit back and observe. You said it, actions speak louder than words. Sometimes the distractions and noise are too much and when that happens the first place I go is into nature. 

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 How true ducktails really is in our society today Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

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Love your duck tales and yes, nature does tend to give us much to reflect upon - and good blogging fodder too, Patricia! 

Jan 19, 2019 03:06 PM #20
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - I only wish there were more people in the world like you.

Thank you!

Jan 19, 2019 03:56 PM #21
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - LOL!!! 

There really are a lot of quacks out there!!!

I so enjoy reading your motivational posts. 

Jan 19, 2019 03:57 PM #22
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