How do you fall off a horse?
In today’s LEARN OUT LOUD segment, I wanted to spend a little time sharing a story of sorts with you about something I learned from an early age from something near and dear to my heart… and those who know me well won’t be surprised… but I grew up in a barn.
No… I’m not kidding… I literally grew up in a barn. Once I was walking and talking, and had a little more say in how I wanted to spend my day… I wanted to spend every waking moment in a barn. I lived and breathed for horses. AND I truly believe that being raised around horses has taught me most of what I know today.
I credit horses for my courage, passion, confidence, responsibility, knowing the value of hard work, knowing that nothing works ALL the time, patience, to be aware, to control my emotions, bravery, to be humble, to be driven… and MOST importantly… when you fall off… you get back on. When you fall off. You get back on.
Growing up riding and training horses I was taught that no matter how many times you fall or get thrown, you have to get back on (cuts, bruises, bleeding, and all). It wasn’t an option to walk away. Once I was trampled so badly (not even kidding… ask my mom and sisters) I even had to be taken to the ER and my sister had to help bath me for a week while my arm was in a sling, but I still got back on before heading to the hospital.
Some might call that crazy, but to me it was a normal reaction because that’s what I how was taught to react to fear and disappointment.
You know… my trainer actually nicknamed me “Velcro Seat” because that same crazy pony taught me to be fearless, balanced, humble, brave, driven aware… and she made me the solid rider I became.
She taught me to overcome. She molded my character. She taught me how to fall gracefully and bounce back quickly.
She taught me courage, passion, confidence, responsibility, knowing the value of hard work, knowing that nothing works ALL the time, patience, to be aware, to control my emotions, bravery, to be humble, to be driven… and MOST importantly… when you fall off… you get back on. When you fall off. You get back on.
So… what about you? When you fall of the proverbial horse… do you dust yourself off and get back on? Or do you concede to defeat and stay seated in the dirt?
One of mentors Carrie Green said it so well… “No matter how many times you break down, there should always be a little voice inside you that says ‘NO! You’re not done yet! Get back up!’ That’s the voice of passion and courage!”
I encourage you that no matter what happens in life… dust yourself off, and get back up. Over time you will fall less and less, you will get better and better, and you will bounce back more quickly… but you can’t learn if you don’t get back up!
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Looking forward to continuing to LEARN OUT LOUD with you. Thanks for watching, and until next time… MAKE TODAY AWESOME!