The most predictable place to fail?

Hidden Lake Trail trailhead sign at Logan Pass


(photo: The beginning of the hike is easy… it’s near the end, when we still can’t see the end, that it’s tempting to turn around)

The most predictable place to fail?

People usually fail when they are on the verge of success. So give as much care to the end as to the beginning. – Lao-Tzu

We know this, yet cave anyway.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. That is so familiar to me. On my first century plus bike ride stopped at mile 92 because I just could not pedal another stroke. I have since returned to my stopping point to complete the ride, but it’s not the same.

    Was stopping a failure? Or should I look at the ride another way: I rode 92 miles with a 2000 foot mountain assent in the middle, was that enough to claim a victory?

  2. Patty, you absolutely where a gold medal recipient. To go 92 miles. To begin biking in the first place. To climb 2k feet. To even attempt a century ride… all of these things say ‘champion’.

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