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Going for it

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There are those times when going for it is all  you’ve got. Going for it works especially well when you’re well grounded and have a good support system. If, however, you are going for it from a sense of desperation or from a lack of caring about the outcome of your leap, that is a different matter and rather than holding your nose, closing your eyes and taking the jump, you’d be much better off stopping to take a moment to evaluate the situation; it could be better to think before you act. Acting in haste might seem courageous or necessary, but hasty actions have a greater chance of ending ill and not well. It may even be better not to act at all, or perhaps it may be better for you to act, but to have another jump on the problem. Taking a moment to think could well lead to a happier outcome – you can create a plan; even if planned in that moment, any plan is better than blind action; you can take a moment to ready yourself and take a breath, you can enlist aid or communicate your plan to another. So isn’t even a moment of thought a better choice than leaping without thought?


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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