In the much acclaimed TV show called Ted Lasso, there’s an amazing scene. Nay there are many many amazing scenes, and dialogues.
In one, a soccer player falls to the ground, is tackled and beaten, and then booed by the rest of the players. Clearly something isn’t right. The player on the ground is dejected. Coach Ted calls him to the side line, and asks him, “Do you know what the happiest animal in the world is?”
“What?!”, exclaims the player in disbelief, little expecting such trivia when there’s so much going on in his head already.
“A goldfish”, comes the answer from coach Ted, “Because it only has a 10 second memory. Be a goldfish.”
Had a bad day today? No problem, be a goldfish.
Had a good day today? Also no problem, be a goldfish.
Only then can we live in the moment.