|GO JOE! |
Thanks to the Haeberle Family for this pic!
"You're either a therapist or you're not. If you're a therapist, you'll be a therapist whether you're a licensed, practicing clinician, or a mechanic, or a landscaper, or an accountant . . . or a Cowboy. If you're not a therapist, no amount of schooling can help you." And then I write my student loan check.
What he didn't realize is that he made me think about more than that. As he described my finish, all I could think about was the possibility that in that wild dash for the finish, my horse would probably shy at that Wal-Mart bag and toss me off into the bushes. Then I started to wonder how other people I admire in this sport manage to pull off that race for the finish. I've seen them do it. It's totally exciting!!! It occurred to me that these people probably practice between rides. I bet they get out there with their friends and race just for fun, which teaches the horses how to do it.
I'm here to tell you to get out there and get your head in the clouds as fast as you can. Your brain will naturally want to focus on the squeaky wheel, so don't worry - it will get plenty of grease. Make a decision to practice winning in your head whenever you're faced with a problem. In the meantime, I'm gearing up for my first ride of the season which is, coinciedentally ON MY BIRTHDAY!!!