There is a saying that “Rome was not built in a day” which is absolutely true! It took over a millennia from Rome to expand from a city on the Tiber to an empire reaching from the farthest corners of Europe across the Fertile Crescent and Northern Africa. Most likely, your goal is probably not inter-continental domination, so luckily whatever it is you are trying to accomplish won’t take that long, so keep at it. If it is important to you, then it is absolutely worth the wait.
In addition, today’s goat is a friend of a friend of mine. Her name is Cindy and judging from her easy grin, she quite likes October so far.
The tools to success aren’t always military might and a big budget, but rather patience and perseverance.
Mastery is achieved through repetition and practice – there is no way around it!
I am working on my mastery of photographing goats, thus you may sometimes see a duplicate goat.
The secret to being a natural at something is to practice loads over a long period of time. Don’t worry, this is how it is for everyone, and the more effortless someone makes it look the more work they have done to build those skills.
Perseverance over perfection wins out every time.
Putting yourself out there is really hard, and sometimes when you are looking for the right path you end up trying out a lot of different things and sometimes you find success but other times you don’t. It may be painful in the moment, but in the end it’s just part of the journey. Stay the course and you will get there, the road to success is never easy or straightforward.
Don’t dwell on rejections, just keep pressing on.
I hope that during the upcoming week you achieve the breakthrough you have been working towards. If you are not hoping for a breakthrough, then I hope that you have a lovely week regardless.
It’s worth the effort, I promise.
You may have noticed that for the past week or so, Goat of the Day has featured animals from The Haven Zoo, outside of Atlanta, Georgia. The Haven was founded by JohnieSue Thurman, an anthropologist who studied human and primate interactions in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and has over 14 years of experience working with animals. She also designed and conducted a research project that analyzed zoos in 15 different countries on four different continents to understand how each zoo cared for animals as well as making information about conservation available to the public. It is really inspiring that there are people like JohnieSue who set out with a dream dedicated to the greater good, and make it happen. Check out ways to support JohnieSue’s mission and/or volunteer.
JohnieSue, Otis the goat and Hutton the llama