I was judging this weekend and had a very nice time. There were some issues with the opinion of the course design on Sunday. I had helped with the designing of the courses for the ring I was judging. The ring was almost square and it was not very long. The equipment was beautiful and many jumps, which added a challenge for where to put them. Trying to do a nice job for everyone involved, I plowed forward with doing the best job I could.
Turns out there was one very strong person who decided “these courses are crap”. My intention was certainly not that, so I was taken aback when she jumped into my booth, as I was judging and informed me she was going to redo the courses.
There could have been a number of different ways to accomplish the same outcome that would have been easier or more appropriate than how she barged in and took over. I questioned myself as to why it felt so awful for the 20 minutes I stewed over it. I was doing the best I knew at the time, I was asked to help, and I did. I came to the decision that if I wasn’t the course designer, it wasn’t my fault when people had trouble, good for me.
So why do people get so emotional and uncaring as to what the other person might feel? We are really all working to produce a good horse show, Take a few seconds especially when the juices are running hard and fast to stop take a breath, and think of the big picture. Will this be important in one year? Five years? How can I express myself to respect the other person? Together there will be a solution, let’s work together.
That is my “rant today, and I hope you get the idea that there is a lesson in everything, and it is our job to process it for ourselves. Have a great one. I leave you with a quote from one of my favorites, enjoy.
Start telling a better-feeling story about the things that are important to you. Do not write your story like a factual documentary, weighing all the pros and cons of your experience, but instead tell the uplifting, fanciful, magical story of the wonder of your own life and watch what happens. It will feel like magic as your life begins to transform right before yours eyes, but it is not by magic. It is by the power of the Laws of the Universe and your deliberate alignment with those Laws. —Abraham
Posted in Abraham Hicks, Horse world, Personal growth
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I think it is so exciting that California Chrome has a shot at the Triple Crown this year.
The story of his owners and trainer, just adds to the magic should he win it. The horse world is a place for dreams to come true, or be broken a million different ways. The planning and completing of horse dreams is the stuff that gets us horse people up in the morning. The winners in the lime light are role models for all of us, yet those who are not in the lime light work as hard or harder for what they dream. People call it luck, yet it is the determination and dedication of all the minute details that leads to a champion. Set backs come and are overcome, optimism must remain during the down times, and the daily checklist of things to be done for this end, is never-ending.
So what is it that makes a person put his blood sweat and tears into a horse? Why is it for some people as important as breathing? Love, challenge, the competition? I think for those in the horse world for “life” it is the love of the animal and the bond that is shared from man to horse. Any discipline, sport, or activity with a horse gives the person emotional support that is special and not understood by non-horse people. It is something I am glad to have been born with, and will love them til I am done here. Go California Chrome!!
I am working on myself and we are going over chapter by chapter “Think and Grow Rich” Since I am all about sharing, I am going to add these to my Blog. Enjoy, I am.
In Chapter one we learned that thoughts become things, so it makes perfect sense to me that desire is the first step to riches. The definite and determined desire backed by an undeniable belief, can help you achieve anything you put your attention and action on. This unwavering desire to accomplish what you set out to do will support you through the mistakes and curves of the road. Your belief in your mission, will keep you focused, and you will learn to act “as if” it has already showed up in your life. Believe you cannot fail, and walk the walk. This vibration or energy will bring to you the right people, events and conditions that will line your path to success.
“When the student is ready, the teacher will show up” (I am not sure who said it), is the perfect example to this lesson. That is why I am here, learning with this great system.
“I attracted what I wanted because I had become who I was” Becca Hanson Yet another quote to think about, as we are even bigger than we have been taught. There is a presence and power within us that will help guide us on our life’s purpose. Desire is just the first step, so figure out what you want, make a plan, follow the steps, and you can achieve anything.
Thanks for letting me share, this is getting better everyday!
Posted in Education, Personal growth
Tagged ambition, changing patterns, Do it yourself blog, goals self improvement, Gratitude, happiness, Napoleon Hill, persistence, Success in 10 steps, Think and Grow Rich, well being