Some Days the Raptor Hunts You

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Some days are better than others. Some days you just want to forget. One day you might be on top. The next day you might get torn to shreds. What matters is that you showed up ready for whatever comes instead of staying in bed, because no matter the outcome of the day you're going to learn something and be stronger from it.

When you go out an take action it means you might hit a home run, but you might also strike out. In his historic career as a professional baseball player Babe Ruth hit 714 home runs, but he also struck out 1,330 times. You don't hear about the strike outs very often, at least not as much as you hear about his home run record. Your errors are the same way. They are dwarfed by the impact you create by your action. 

So, yeah, you'll have bad days. Days where you didn't get anything done on your list. Days where you put out fires instead of making meaningful progress on important work. There are days where you get sidetracked, confused, blindsided, or hand tied. 

I love this quote from Emerson:

"Finish every day and be done with it . . . You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. To-morrow is a new day; you shall begin it well and serenely, and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

At the end of a bad day ask yourself this: Did I get up today and do my work? Did I dress for the hunt? If the answer is yes, then know you did your best, learn from you mistakes and move forward. Tomorrow is a new day. A perfect day for a hunt. 

Writing this because I needed to hear it today. Thanks for reading.

Jake

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