Cattle tend to follow each other in long lines, making trails through the pasture to various points. This can come in handy when we need to move them because they will often follow those paths if we get them started and keep them motivated.
Animals, like humans, are creatures of habit. I noticed a worn path on my way to fill my bird feeder. It’s a rabbit path and they’ve worn down the grass about the width of a rabbit. I can see where their feet land as they’ve hopped back and forth from under the deck, around the north side of the house, past the apple tree and into the lilac bushes. Little rabbit “pellets” line the path.
So, where are my trails? And how do I get off of them if they don’t lead where I know I should be going? Or, how do I stay motivated to keep on the path when it gets hard or I can’t see my way to the end?