Go take a hike!

Yesterday I was trying to get some work done and kept running into problems. I couldn’t do A because B was getting in the way. I couldn’t do B because C was creating a problem etc. The more I tried to do, the more problems I encountered. After sitting at my computer for a few hours and creating more problems than solutions I decided the best thing to do was…go take a hike.

Rather than continue to look at the same things over and over and not get anything done, I went on a 3 hour hike in the state forest (for those of you not familiar with Charleston WV, we really do have a state forest with excellent hiking only 6 miles from downtown). I didn’t think about the work issues at all while hiking instead I just relaxed and looked at nature.

When you think there is an obstacle you can’t overcome and then you see how a small stream can cut into large rocks over the course of a long time, it reminds you that things don’t always happen right away but with persistence anything can be overcome.

When you think your issues are huge, take the time to look at something really big and realize that no matter how big you think you are or how big you think your problems are, they are insignificant when compared to everything that is really out there and with some persistence you can overcome anything.

So when things are bothering you…go take a hike!

Have a great day!

Lawrence

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