“Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.” – E. Joseph Cossman
We have all heard the phrase “you can’t see the forest for the trees.” Most of us have set long term goals. We might not even call them goals. We know what we want to be different about our lives in the next few days, months or years. Most employers have their employees’ set goals for the year. I am in the process of doing this at work. At the beginning of every school year teachers in my state have to set goals for the school year. Typically, it is focused on test scores for assessments that are taken at the end of the year. While the one moment at the end of year determines if you meet your goal, there are ways to see if you are on track to meet your goal. This is something I need to make sure I am on track in order to make my goal. If things go well, I will keep going. If I am not seeing the progress I want to see, then I look to see what I need to change. I try to focus on the benchmarks I set for myself before I start worrying about my long-term goal. Goal setting for me helps me focus on how I can improve as a person, an educator, and even as a photographer.
I took these photos back on spring break while we were camping in Golden Valley, North Carolina. These shots were of the creek that ran by our campsite. I was curious where the creek went to, so I followed it a little bit. Some of my favorite photos have been taken while I have been just wondering around where I was at. I love just walking around and capturing what I see.