A Bridge Named Discipline

Spanning the Mississippi River

(Quincy Bayview Bridge Spanning Mississippi River - Quincy IL to West Quincy MO)

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.” ~ Jim Rohn

My “best trip in 2009” was crossing a rather invisible bridge -the bridge between a goal and the accomplishment.  I chose a goal early in the year, a goal I knew was absolutely impossible for me to reach, then I worked and worked and worked and quit a few times and then started over and worked some more. And — finally reached that goal a couple of days ago.

Oh, sweet joy! Hard work can be a really good thing!

(I was inspired to do the best of 2009 challenge, answering a “What is the best ____ of 2009” question every day in December. Thanks to Gwen Bell.)

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. This is gorgeous! Lovely lines and bridge in the sunset. 🙂

  2. This is amazing!

  3. great lines, fabulous colors.

  4. Congratulations on reaching your goal, as well as delivering to us such a stunning photograph. Salute!

  5. A “bridge” is indeed much more than a piece of architecture, isn’t it!

  6. Wow — great inspiration for the time to set goals for a new year. Congrats on crossing that invisible bridge — hitting a goal is a trip to celebrate indeed.

  7. Very inspiring. Always good to have a goal…and to reach for it. Congratulations!!

  8. Congratulations on reaching your goal!

    I’ve never seen this bridge look any better! Stunning capture.

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