A while back I posted about a Rocky Mountain Elk Herd coming to Washington and the breathtaking photos accompanying their arrival. But what’s better than elk photos? An elk video of course. On March 27th, footage of a large elk herd jumping a fence and crossing a Montana highway was posted by Washington-native Austin Stonnell, going viral on youtube within a few days. The inspirational video (possibly tear-worthy) shows the last elk in the herd struggling for a bit before finally hopping over the fence and joining the others, and the best part is that several elk can be seen waiting for it. It sounds like something out of a Disney movie, but the miraculous thing is, it isn’t. You can check out the video below, and if you’re having a bad day that could use some encouragement, you might want to prepare a few tissues.
Sometimes personal motivation to do the little things just isn’t enough. It does a great job of getting you psyched up and jazzed about an idea, but that inner enthusiasm can fade, chipped away at by the practical limitations and strains of everyday life. It’s easier to give up when we’re on our own about something because we know that we’re only letting ourselves down. We can make up for it later, and nobody else will have to know we gave up. Continue reading