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Blind determination

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We can be so enthusiastic about a project or having fun that we forge ahead, determined to reach our goal, letting nothing deter us. While this may place us in reach of our goal quickly, we should stop to see who or what we may be trampling or neglecting in our wholesale rush toward a single objective. Having goals and working toward them are a necessary part of a healthy life, but having tunnel-vision in pursuit of a goal is not the healthiest way to gain it. A balanced approach toward all your goals, not giving one more importance than another, can help since by acknowledging you have other goals will broaden your outlook and de-emphasize having one goal’s importance be much more important than another’s.  With this more balanced distribution of your goals you won’t find yourself in a place you were not expecting to be, not knowing how you got there, and wishing you were somewhere else or second guessing your choices. It is important to take others into consideration when you are making decisions about where you are going and how you are going about it. Others may be hurt mentally or physically if you don’t include them in the process or you may make ill-considered choices without listening to the advice of others. Comparing all options before embarking on your path will lead to better and satisfying outcome. Isn’t having a goal completely finished better than one left only partially complete?

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Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

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