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    Default fnding a quote about attitude and thru hiking

    I read somewhere once a quote and don't remember exactly how it goes. It is something along the lines of people can change their attitude or the trail will change it for them. Those who don't leave trail.

    I know it is not exactly that. Can anyone help me with what the quote actually is and who said it?

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    David NH

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    It was in one of the long rambling thru hiking quitting everyone gets a trophy threads.

    Sounds like something Warren Doyle says and JPD has picked up. They are both right.

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    ATtitude+Latitude=Gratitude

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    "The only thing I had control over was myself and my attitude. When I finally realized that, that was the moment the trail started to get easy." Jennifer Pharr Davis (from the National Geographic talk online)


    That the one? Though I believe Jen revised the wording along the way in other talks slightly. (the get easy part). Or maybe she simply misspoke in that talk.
    Can't recall exactly how it came up but she had disagreed with the quote above with me at some point and I know the statement was modified in future talks. Ted talk maybe? or maybe in 'Called Again'.

    Either way... that's the version I like better. That's her problem if she wanted to change it

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    Jen wrote that or something very close in at least one of her books Becoming Odyssa.

    I don't think the intention of the quote should be attributed to her. Many have said similar offering the same lesson.

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    From the Thruhiking Papers:

    I learned that the Trail IS. It is what it is and it won't change for me (or for you), so I had to change, to adapt my mind and body and life to the Trail.

    http://spiriteaglehome.com/TH_attitude.html

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    "Attitude and thru hiking...over rated" lol
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    Attitude, not aptitude, gains altitude.

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