How Turkey Hunting Is Like Hitting Goals

//How Turkey Hunting Is Like Hitting Goals

How Turkey Hunting Is Like Hitting Goals

Sometimes when an e-mail I write gets a great response, I recycle it. I guess I’m trying to be “green.” I wrote this one a few years back and whether you are a hunter or not, this little story is a good symbol of going off a goal. So I’m sending this out again since I was on my annual turkey hunting trip with my dad this past weekend in the Black Hills.
Turkey hunting isn’t as easy as people might think since you see them all over the place.  You have to wear a lot of camouflage and be really still since wild turkeys have great eye sight.  With turkey hunting, you have to make a plan to try and put yourself in the best position for success. Many times it doesn’t always work out.
There is Nothing Like Hitting a Tough Goal!
There have been many times I’ve been turkey hunting and had a great opportunity to get one but my plans fell apart. Either the turkeys we were stalking did something unexpected or I missed the shot or the turkey saw me.  A lot of my turkey hunts involved crawling on my stomach through the woods or chasing them through the rain. Yes it can be very frustrating at times, but also very rewarding since it is such a challenge. When you get one, it makes it that much sweeter.
That is why turkey hunting reminds me of chasing a tough goal. Sometimes you can lay out the best plans and they don’t always go the way you intended. Sometimes the process can be frustrating and you want to quit.  But there is nothing like hitting a big goal, especially one you had to struggle and work for. There is something special about the ones that cost blood, sweat and tears. So if you are struggling with a goal right now and are thinking of scrapping it, realize you are not the only one that feels this way sometimes.
I know one of the funny things about turkey hunting is that things can turn around in your favor quickly.  A few years ago when I was hunting, I missed an easy shot and was beating myself up over it.
Then I had another opportunity slip by me.

The self doubt was starting to creep in on me.Then we went on a drive and I got onto some turkeys and was able to make a difficult shot to get my turkey. So I missed the easy one and hit the hard shot.

Either way, the end result was the same –  I bagged my wild turkey for the hunt.  Just when things look hopeless, sometimes that is the point where you are about have a big turn around. So don’t quit.
I’ve seen this happen numerous times in my life with my business, during college football (I almost quit before I earned my scholarship and starting position) and with my fitness. Yes even though people think I am a fitness guru, I struggle with even my fitness…GASP.  I’M NOT PERFECT AND THAT IS WHAT I FEEL MAKES ME A BETTER TRAINER.
Three years ago I was training for a fitness show.  I thought about giving up because I was stuck.  Then I remembered all the times I had been there before and things always worked out as long as I didn’t quit.
Maybe that’s why I like turkey hunting so much. I have to really work and plan to get the turkey – much like a lot of the other things in my life.
I’m sure you will probably never go turkey hunting but the point is this: wherever you are at, don’t quit.  See the goal through. You will never know what could have been if you do quit.

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Erik Peacock
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