Getting Things Done

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We Had a Long Winter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After, what seemed to be, a very long winter we went out for a ride last evening. It was a warmish afternoon and the road was soft and ice free.

I thought ‘finally, some decent weather’. What I realized then was I was letting something get in the way of my riding. And I realized this can apply to anyone. If you really want to get somewhere with your riding, or your life for that matter, you can not let things, no matter how big or small, get in your way.

 Overcoming Obstacles

If we really want to get somewhere, we will find the means to get there. Making excuses will not help us get to our goals.

For example, of you would like to show but do not own a trailer to get you and your horse to a horse show. If you really wanted to show you would find a means to get to the site. You

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If You Would Really Like to Do Something You Will Find a Way. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



  •  Invest in a truck and trailer
  • Buddy up with a friend
  • Hire a truck and trailer
  • Or other ways.

If we REALLY would like to do something we will find a way to do it! If we think we may like to do it or try it, then we will find excuses not to do it if things get a little tough. I thought I wanted to ride, but the frigid temperatures put a damper on things. So I guess I really didn’t want to ride.

Now the warm weather is here and I will find fewer excuses.

If you find yourself making excuses, take a step back and evaluate why. Are you:

  • Just Making excuses because you don’t really want to?
  • Afraid?
  • Happy with your current situation?
  • Not willing to put the work in to progress?

Once you decide what it is you can take action to rectify the situation.
What excuses do you come up with to not do the things you like to do?

About Laura

Laura Kelland-May is the founder of Thistle Ridge Skill Builders Development Program. She more than trains horses, she trains people to train their horses. In addition she is a Sr. Judge and can offer insight into What the Judge Is Looking For. Follow her here and get more tips.
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