by David DeFord
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In early summer Jean and her husband send their cattle
herd to pastures on other farms to let their fields grow
and to let the cattle graze on fresh grass. The herd gets
divided so that cows ready to be bred go with the
breeding bull, those already with young go to another
pasture, and young bulls go to other herds.
Each batch of cattle was moved independently. No
group knew where the others were taken.
The day after separating the herd, one young bull was
reported as having gotten loose. It seems the young
displaced bull decided that he was not ready to leave
his mother. He was at his new home less than an hour,
when be broke through a fence and went out looking
Young ‘bully boy’ covered the five mile distance and
found Mom in her new home sometime during the
night and tried all night to find a way through the
fence to stand with his mother. When the gate was
opened for him in the morning he ran straight to her.
This little guy had passed several herds of similar
cattle during his trip and apparently did not even stop.
He located the right place although it was not where
he left his Mom nor was it a place he had ever been
before. Once he got there he was persistent in trying
to get to her.
How did he do it? He knew his goal. He knew what
he wanted. The way became clear to him because the
goal was so compelling. He was willing to do
whatever it took to get to his mother. He trusted his
instincts to get him where he wanted to go!
When we apply our focus, our efforts, and our abilities
to accomplishing our goals, we can achieve the
improbable. If our desire for reaching our goal is strong
enough, we can even achieve the seeming impossible.
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A man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's
heaven for? Robert Browning
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the
morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day.
Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the
best out of life. Harvey Mackay
When you develop a game plan to get what you want,
you will develop a belief that you can get it. Zig Ziglar
Goals. There's no telling what you can do when you
get inspired by them. There's no telling what you can do
when you believe in them. There's no telling what will
happen when you act upon them. Jim Rohn
This one step - choosing a goal and sticking to it –
changes everything. Scott Reed
People with goals succeed because they know where
they're going. Earl Nightingale
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