Perseverance 101

She thought about it. Looked at it from every single angle. Carefully weighed her options. Measured it with her eyes over and over. And then finally, with hunger outweighing fear, she jumped out with every ounce of courage she could muster and grabbed the wire and shimmied down to her reward. After that initial success, she effortlessly leaped out time and again, never again hesitating, never questioning what was possible.
Proof that what holds us back is confined to what we tell ourselves. I never know what clever disguise my next "teacher" will choose.


  1. What a great photo! And I like your story, too, and the philosophizing! Right on!

  2. Wish I had her courage!!! Wonderful Pictures.

  3. an amazing photograph accompanied by a touching and well written narrative! i love your site, so uplifting and inspiring! bravo! i'm hooked.