Today I failed 20 times.
I set daily goals on the AT. How far I intend to hike, where to stop for lunch, basic stuff.
I have a personal goal to try to climb every hill and mountain WITHOUT STOPPING. Sometimes I can. Some days are better than others.
Today started with a lofty goal: hike 20 miles. The trail had a long 5 mile climb, as well as several smaller climbs.
I failed. I was tired this morning, and my energy was low. I stopped on a climb. Then again. A drink of water. Failure after failure…
Did I quit? No! At the end of the day, I completed my first goal. I hiked 20 miles. I can do better. I will do better. But… Today was a SUCCESS!
Don’t get concerned with small failures. Stay focused and do your best. Persist, keep your eyes on the goal, and you too can succeed!