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“Failure isn’t a necessary evil. In fact it isn’t an evil at all. It is a necessary consequence of doing something new.” – Ed Catmull

Failure is a Necessity

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino

Failure Does Not Have To Overtake You



With hunting seasons coming to an end, many of us have come home empty handed on one or more hunts. This can be very frustrating in the age of social media in which we are constantly seeing other people’s success as they post harvest photos online. But is there benefit to coming home empty handed? This may seem like a “it is good luck for it to rain on your wedding day” kind of article, but I promise I am not looking for a silver lining in disappointment. The reality is that unless you are hunting on private ranches or with professional guides, you stand a high probability of coming home empty. If you just take success percentages posted by state wildlife agencies, it becomes clear very quickly that you may only have a 10-20% chance of actually filling your tag.

With this in mind, what are the positive aspects of coming home empty handed and how can the seeming disappointment be turned into thanksgiving? Continue Reading…