Real Life Rider Series
“Being able to focus is my biggest hurdle. It is so easy to go off the wagon.”
I received this message from a new subscriber today. I found myself nodding and staring at the words, remembering my own struggles. I sympathise, I really do. A common problem that many of us are guilty of is to think about how hard something is to achieve. Just thinking about it makes you tired. I have been known to talk myself into being so tired that I couldn’t possibly put in the physical effort required to train my horse only to find that if I dig deep and do it, the riding actually energises me and I feel so much better afterwards.
“The secret to getting ahead is getting started”– Mark Twain
Instead of thinking about how hard something is, think about what you will get out of it. So, don’t think about how tiring it is to go to the stables, tack up and ride, instead focus on how good you’ll feel when you’re done. The fruits of your labour will help to energise you. When you dig deep into your ‘drive reserves’ and make the effort to ride you often get your best results. This always amazes me and is a scientific fact. There are small organs (look up Mitochrondria) located within our cells that work like tiny power packs to produce energy and the more aerobic exercise you do the more energy becomes available to you via these tiny organs. Just Wow!