Archives For success

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Often times, we choose to give up on something because the goal seems too¬†far away. We wonder if it is worth the time, effort, and resources required to reach the goal for which we originally set out. Take weight loss for example… The reason so many people join a gym or go on a diet for their New Year’s resolution is because it is a desirable goal: lose weight and be healthier. However, the reason so many of them quit within just a few weeks is related: the desired goal seems too far away.

Why does it seem so far away? Continue Reading…

“One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” – Benjamin Disraeli

The Definition of “Luck”

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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…

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

Success can be found in failure

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When I was younger, I would wait to start getting ready for hunting season until a few weeks before the season began. I would not focus on my fitness, I would assume all of my gear still worked as intended, and I would assume that everything would be fine. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I did not fill my tag very often back then. Success can never be assumed; it is something you must work toward every day.

While it may be the off-season right now, Fall will be here before you know it (and Spring turkey is coming up quick for those of you who like to go after gobblers). You have to pay your dues now for the success you hope to have in the future. Put in the work, put in the time, and enjoy your success. If you don’t want to pay your dues now, don’t be surprised when your lease on success runs out and you go home empty handed.