Through various experiences I have always been a believer is surrounding myself with as many positive people and things as possible, WHY because you feel freaking great !
During very tough fishing conditions recently while on an annual camping/fishing trip with a life long friend(honestly more like the brother I never had), the positivity took over and we ended up having nothing less then a “SHIT LOAD OF FUN” ! ! ! Sure fishing was very tough with other fishing boats struggling BUT the two of us stayed as positive as we could, we knew were doing everything as it was to be done for the conditions we faced and that in itself was the positive boost we continued to need.
Two days later and only two fish caught in 16 hours of fishing that weekend, we still smiled ! One fish got away at the boat, not a monster but a fish is a fish BUT then to be there with such a close friend while he catches his first fish of a 1000 casts as they call the mighty musky was “unreal” ! ! !
I was on the fly with the landing cradle, pliers ready to go and would have wrestled that musky to get it into the boat for him ! At the end of the day it’s not how many fish you catch it’s how many fish the boat catches, that is where the positivity grows and grows during that outing as well as all future outings !
Positivity is something truly magical and does work in quite unique ways, on a tough weekend like that most people would have been annoyed that no fish were being caught BUT I have learned over the years that sometimes it is what it is, just don’t stop trying you just never know what the day will bring, in this case a fish of a lifetime for my friend ! ! !
The AMFisH guy…
As my last post stated staying as positive as possible, even when it is a really trying time will definitely be a blessing that was in disguise ! My friend Vanja the MMA fighter and I continue to share many more conversations that are all driven through positivity. Through all these talks both our lives has gone no where else but upward !
We have these talks each and every week, with the outcome our thoughts feeding of of the positivity the other person talks about….this is flat out cool ! ! ! So to tie a little more about positive thinking to fishing, a great example is from observations I have seen on the water. Two guys were in a boat not too far from where I was fishing, laughing and having a blast. The out of no where the negativity reaped it’s ugly face, an argument over someone dropping something in the boat, escalated to yelling, which escalated to even louder yelling. Before I could even blink these two were ready to go at right there on the water, somehow the show was over and their boat went quite….what happened next could not be avoided, they were both getting frustrated with themselves.
They could no longer do anything right, one guy got his line all tangled up the other guy banged his leg trying to balance himself, all the chemistry in the boat was completely gone. This was all in due to something having been dropped in the boat, sure it’s disruptive but in the end will really not impact fishing so they should have left well enough alone.
All I can say is negativity spreads “BIG TIME”, I have done nothing but focus all my efforts on moving myself away from it, especially when fishing because it is something I love to do, look forward to doing it after a busy work week and in all honestly make all efforts to not let anything ruin my outings.
Keep those thoughts as positive as possible, because in the end if you are out fishing with any negativity you will catch “SQUAT”…
The AMFisH guy…