The Penguin Attitude

Remember those four penguins from the Madagascar movie series? Yep, the ones who were always on the go. They didn’t waste any time not accepting the changes in their plans (like we…ahem… I normally do), and instead just adjusted their sails according to the winds. In face of any emergency, their motto was simple; Smile and wave, boys, smile and wave! They could teach you pretty valuable lessons on crisis management and practicality.

Many of us don’t always readily accept change. I, for one, take my time with changes. I like planning my stuff ahead. And a change in plans pretty much rocks my stability. I consciously have to tell my mind to take it easy and to keep it cool in case of a crisis. (Yours truly has put autosuggestion to good use and succeeded quite a few times! 🙂 ) .

But the fact remains that I tend to spend more time lamenting about the problem rather than actually trying to find a solution. And that’s the time when I remind myself to adopt the penguin attitude. Whatever the issue is, however the big the problem appears, I know that worrying about it is not going to provide me a solution. The human mind (umm…penguin mind?) is a powerful device when calm. Instead of stressing, if I choose to focus all my energy on evaluating my resources and working out a solution, life becomes so much simpler.

All of us face changes and crises. Sometimes big, sometimes small. It could be a new place, a change in circumstances, a work emergency. All you need a flexible mind, ready to adapt to changes. All you need is the penguin attitude!

Skipper, we are ready to roll!

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