A lesson from Pelicans

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It has been a while since I posted. There was a trip home to London for several weeks during the summer and then dealing with various things on my return.

One of the things I love about being in a natural environment is the life lessons you can learn just by observing an object of interest in its habitat. Here in Guadeloupe on a trip to the beach, it is not unusual to spot pelicans.

Whenever I see pelicans I am intrigued by them. The diet of these graceful birds consists mainly of small fish. A pelican can often be seen diving from the air to catch small, quick-moving fish from the water. I often wonder if it has actually managed to catch anything. 

The thing about a pelican is that regardless of whether it manages to catch any fish, it continues to do ‘its thing’. It does not worry about the prospect of failing when going for the dive; it just keeps trying until it achieves its end goal.

Pelicans are not perfectionists. They do not worry about doing what they do perfectly the first time. They are not afraid to fail then try and try again until they win.

Isn’t that a wonderful thing to behold?

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