I want to talk about PONDS 🐸 - metaphorically speaking.... Horses are my passion, but riding them is not something I have ever had a natural talent for. I struggle a lot working it all out to be honest - co-ordinating my brain and body in a timely manner to make sense to my horse, while trying to give the dressage judge a harmonious picture. However I am determined to improve, and to do this I need to be a smaller fish in a bigger pond. There are plenty of smaller ponds I could swim in, but I won’t grow there- there’s just no room!
Where do you want to be- what’s your passion? The brain loves a vision, it’s the first step to growth and transformation. Once you have the vision of where you want to be, you have to take steps to actually put yourself “out there”- and suffer the discomfort. Owch, and I am feeling the discomfort right now! I am pushing myself to compete at a higher level of dressage than I have been, to ride better, to think differently- to unlearn some bad and unconscious habits.
There’s no short cut available. Transformation and growth whether for a hobby, job or relationship can be confronting and uncomfortable- it feels weird at times. Trust in your vision and passion to get to where you want to be!
Picture credit @amygphotography_ from last Sunday, me with TJ riding in our bigger pond- not winning but growing.