Hey, it’s Barb,
What I always find amazing is the fact there are always more layers to understand and learn in anything we do.
Of course, that’s true about communicating with our beloved horses and developing our riding skills. The depth and breadth of what seems to just keep showing up for each of us is truly incredible and surprising sometimes for how it comes to us.
It’s the same with the mental and spiritual side of our lives with horses.
I was watching an interview on TV with a college coach. I’m sorry to say I did not write his name or the college name down.
He was talking about when he interviewed for the job before he was hired.
He said that he told the powers that be that if they wanted a coach “to win” that he was not their man. Sure he would do his best, but he was more interested in the growing the character of his players as a measure of success than the scores of the game.
Although I was intrigued by so much that he said, and I was glued to the TV as I listened to him, I wrote down one point in particular that resonated with me – and put it in big words on my vision board.
Keep your expectations HIGH! NO EXCUSES.
It’s interesting how certain things happen in our lives when the time is right.
The two parts of that message – expectations high and no excuses got me thinking about my own expectations about so many things – and if and how I limited my thoughts about them by thinking small or making excuses.
What I found is that sometimes the small thinking doesn’t have to be in terms of limited expectations – although I sense some of that – but it’s more subtle than that. Sometimes it can be a lack of excitement. It’s like a feeling of being resigned to ‘this is just how this or that is.’
To me, what makes the “Keep your expectations high and no excuses,” powerful is both parts of that phrase.
It’s a raise the bar! C’mon, let’s go. You can do it! And don’t be mealy-mousing around with the roadblocks that come up – including the ones I generate by not keeping my eye focused on going for the highest of the high expectation.
I was inspired by that interview. I wish I had written down his name. I only watched for a few minutes, but the timing of the message for me was perfect – as it always is for all of us.
So no matter what you’re doing with your horse, keep your expectations
HIGH! No excuses!
Let me know what you think in the comments. Have a great week.