One of the questions people ask me is:
"What separates a very successful STudent from a non-successful STudent?"
Of course, it's about the ice they have below the sea level, so that's:
- Hard work
But there's another thing people don't talk about…
And I consider this to be the two "Magic Powers" that fuel success when doing Straightness Training (ST).
Here’s the first one:
In my previous post, we were talking about responsibility.
Now you might be thinking:
"My responsibility: where does it begin and where does it end?"
Your horse is 40 km away.
Are you responsible for your horse?
Now of course, you cannot do something physically seen.
But only because you are responsible for your horse, you feel it's your horse.
The moment you are not responsible, the feeling that your horse belongs to you has gone.
When we are a 'response-able' rider, we respond optimally to the situation around us.
We make the choices to respond to events appropriately rather than complain about it.
Being 'response-able' is about adapting to the situation, events, challenges with our horse, and to life in general.
Now in day-to-day life, in social and semantic context, we're using the word responsibility to express:
• "Who did it?"
• "Who's to blame?"
But in Straightness Training (ST) - when we use the word responsibility - we're talking about the response-ability which means the ability to respond.
Problems, issues, setbacks, plateaus... we all have them... so the problem is not the problem:
It's our attitude about the problem.
You see, when you look at a professional horse trainer, an instructor, an expert, a master, all we see is success and prosperity!
But that doesn't mean these guys don't face any challenges.
That's because they are like an iceberg: Read More..
I turned 50 a few days ago, and am quite proud to cover half the century!
Everything gets better with age!
We have more wisdom, more experience, nothing to prove to anyone, enjoying our life how we want, loving life!!! 💕
I still train my 5 horses, listen to live music, dance, study, travel, enjoy nature, eat out, drink wine on patios, wear a bikini, laugh every day, know what true love is, and spend time with my horses, family, and friends.
Life is wonderful at every age!
We just need to think positive and have a growth mindset.
Of course, I've had my share of struggles and hardships in life: Read More..