How To Believe That You Can And Will Achieve A Goal

I kept my optimistic attitude and made my mountain workshop happen

Claudia Brose
7 min readOct 5, 2022


Photo © Claudia Brose | photo of the Dolomite Mountains taken October 1st, 2022

We did it. We just finished a wonderful photography workshop in the Dolomite mountains with enthusiastic, advanced amateur photographers.

But it didn’t look like it would happen.

In the past years, we always got the desired and required number of participants for this annual photography and hiking experience. Not this year.

Eventually, just before the deadline at which we thought we needed to cancel it, we finally got just enough participants to pull it through.

Rather to have it canceled we preferred the workshop to happen, even if it meant a reduced number of participants, which meant sacrificing financial outcomes.

We were happy. It was a small success, less successful than in the past years with this event. We managed to achieve a small goal that will lead to the next goal we set: to have a fully signed up photo and hiking event next year.

“If you want to be happy, set a goal, give yourself what you want as quickly as possible and then set a new goal. Never suppress your dreams and desires.” — Andrii Sedniev in “Insane success for lazy people”.

We had several reasons to be happy that we made it happen under the circumstances:

  • We continued the succession of annual photo hiking workshops in the mountains
  • We have satisfied and happy returning participants
  • We have convinced and content new participants who want to return in the future
  • We have testimonials and picture material from this year to promote next year’s edition.
  • We had a great time and experience with very nice people
  • The instructors extended their knowledge but at the same time also learned from the participants

Pick and chose from those lessons learned for your path to more positive thinking.

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Claudia Brose

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