Keep on Keepin’ On…
You've got to just keep on keepin' on, no matter how trying the work may get.
Stop listening to the negative voice in your head.
If you’re anything like me, sometimes there’s just not enough money at the end of the month.
I hope you’ll agree that it’s just not that rough to live comfortably.
The harder we try, the better we do.
If we start early, stay late and do what the masses will not, the sky is the limit. Right??
We know what we have to do.
The question is are we willing to do it?
We all have the ability and desire to be successful. What is stopping us?
I believe it’s self doubt and uncertainty.
I’m extremely grateful that I’ve had a lot of things go my way on my horsemanship journey.
Despite all my successes, I can still doubt myself when faced with adversity and confrontation.
When I begin to struggle, that crappy little voice that lives inside all of us shows up, saying I’m too old, I’m too slow, I’m too…. You know that voice.
We have to keep telling ourselves that the goals and plans we set are within our reach. We can get what we want but we have to be strong.
When the going gets tough, we bury our doubts with actions and confidence.
Anyone can captain a ship in calm waters, but rough waters lie ahead for all of us, and the person who rides it out is the person who prospers.
Example might be a child who is learning to ride their bike once the training wheels have been taken off.
The kid takes off and the front wheel begins to wobble. The bike leans to the left and to the right.
You and I would slow the bike and put a foot down because our brain tells us that we are about to fall.
Not the kid. He just keeps pedaling forward and steering the bike.
The whole time the kid is keeping his eyes on the road ahead. Instead of thinking about falling, the kid stays focused and busy riding forward, and before long, he gets the bike in line, and off he goes!!!
That’s exactly what I’m talking about with our life and our horsemanship.
We all were that bike riding kid at one point in our life, but we let self doubt take over our mind. Now, we don’t even want to get on the bike. Things start to go bad, and that little voice starts ringing in our heads.
We must make up our minds that we are going to achieve and attain something and we are not going to stop until we reach that goal.
People may tell you you can’t do it or shouldn’t do it. To them, and that nagging negative voice in your head, you have to say: you can either help me do it, or watch me do it. No matter how long this takes, I’m doing it.
Everyone has self doubt from time to time. It’s part of life and part of your horsemanship journey. But you shouldn’t let self doubt stop you from attaining your horse dreams.
Be the kid learning to ride their bike come out again. Keep your eyes fixed straight ahead, keep steering the bike, and keep pedaling.
Rhett says keep on keepin’ on…