I have a crow that visits my house almost every day.
His name is Magnus.
And as far as crows go, Magnus is pretty great.
My daughter always lights up and greets him when he flies into our yard. She’ll point out the window with big wide eyes and shout “Oh hey Magnus!” like he’s a long-lost relative coming to visit.
She gets a pretty big kick out of him. Heck, me and my wife do, too.
At this point, you could say he’s part of the family.
Let’s just call him Magnus Manifest and make it official.
Anyway, one of my favorite things about Magnus is how opportunistic he is. He always seems to be one step ahead of the game.
For example, whenever I cut the lawn, Magnus is always close by watching. At first, I thought he was pissed off at me for some reason. Almost like he was going to attack every time I drove by him on the mower. But then I realized he was actually doing something quite brilliant.
And what he would do is, every time I mowed a section of lawn, he would follow along behind me and ‘clean up’ all the grub.
Now, that’s not easy to do when the grass is long.
But as soon as I cut it, there’s all kinds of good stuff that gets revealed on the surface. And Magnus knows this better than anyone.
Instead of doing things the hard way, he thinks about it first. He strategizes and plans ahead. And then, when the opportunity presents itself, he strikes. No wasted effort. No stressing or overextending himself. He makes things easy and then succeeds.
And that’s exactly what you should do, too.
Chart your course.
Plan and plot your future.
The better prepared you are for what potentially lies ahead…
The better you’ll be able to strike when an opportunity arises.
Magnus might only be a crow, but he’s really friggin’ smart.
Follow in his footsteps and I promise you’ll be better off because of it.
And when you’re ready