As I type this, Ryan Shoemaker of Bowhuntquest.com, is a few miles deep into the backcountry of Colorado hunting majestic Elk. Alone!
To him, failure is not an option. It’s a motto he lives by and incorporates into everything he does. Very inspiring!
According to Ryan:
“Webster’s defines commitment as – the state of being obligated or emotionally impelled.
For me, the words emotionally impelled doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface. Instead, the words I choose to define me are shoot, train, think, 365 days a year. Out of bed at 3:50a.m. to knock out 12 miles before work, I push to take to chance out of the equation. I refuse to let it define me. There are no breaks, no vacations, and certainly not an ounce of sympathy. It can never be a question of if I have what it takes, but only a question of when.
I’ve always been told that if you believe in something enough you can make it happen. So, I believe. I believe that I will never let my ability, determination, or drive become a stepping stone on the bridge to failure. Simply put, “quit” cannot and will not be part of my vocabulary. Failure Is Not an Option, is my only my option.”
Hi, I'm Rudy and I'm Filming America's Whitetail Deer and Elk Bow Hunters, One at a time. You could be in our next documentary hunting film. Email me to learn more.