Lolita, or Lolly to her friends, is a grande dame of the dog park. A bit of a curmudgeon, she has staked out her personal space and all the regular dogs know to give her a wide berth. Not that she's mean or vicious - she's just dignified and won't put up the shenanigans of the younger dogs. A quick growl and a commanding look is all it takes to remind them that they are in the presence of someone important.
But that doesn't mean that Lolly isn't interested in the goings on at the park. She enjoys her toys and usually gets what she wants. When the other dogs are playing with a toy that Lolly wants, she moves in close and lays down, biding her time. Sooner or later, the other dogs become so immersed in their battle for the toy that they actually ignore it for a few seconds. While their focus is on each other, Lolly darts in and grabs the toy. Her dignity is such that none of the other dogs will contest her right to its possession.
We can learn several lessons from Lolly. The first is the importance of keeping your focus on what you want to achieve. Lolly doesn't allow herself to be distracted by the antics of others. She knows what she wants and keeps her focus on achieving her prize.
The second lesson is the virtue of patience. Lolly is prepared to wait as long as it takes until the perfect moment arrives. Then she acts swiftly and decisively. Make your plan then wait for the conditions to be right to implement it. Remember that timing is everything
One final lesson is the importance of maintaining your dignity. Lolly doesn't lower her standards just to achieve a result. She knows that patience and focus will get her what she wants without compromises.