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Many of us find that it is easier to give up on what we would like rather than persisting in the way to our goals. Sometimes it feels easier to avoid a confrontation, sometimes it just feels like too much effort emotionally or physically, sometimes we just don’t want what we’ve chosen as a goal. Once we’ve chosen our goals, though, and started on the path to achieving them it can only make us feel worse about ourselves to let them go by the wayside. We can certainly rationalize our failure to continue, but we will still know that really have not given the journey our best shot. If we start out assuring ourselves that we will persist through thick and thin, and that we will not scorn help if it is offered, we have a much better chance of doing and completing what we set out to do. This may be easier for some goals than others, but the concept is the same and the outcomes can be the same whether we’ve made a goal to step outside for a moment each day or to write the definitive history of mankind. Of course, we must have carefully thought out our goals before attempting them. Don’t you feel better about yourself when you’ve completed what you’ve set out to do? 


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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