Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sunday Sayings...


I saw this for the first time a little over a week ago.  Initially, it didn't really have much an affect on me.  I read it and moved on.

But, I saw it again a couple days later...

This time, I let the words settle and process, and then moved on.

I found myself repeating these words to myself, however, several times this week.

See, i'm a bit of a perfectionist.  I like to be good at whatever I choose to do (running, cooking, horseback riding, etc).  Since I can't expect greatness instantly, starting new activities is always a challenge, and usually results in some form of yelling or crying.

(I'm happy you all were not with me when I went snowboarding for the second time in my whole life two years ago with Aaron and his friend Paul.  I think I scared Paul a bit.  Not my best moment)

Anyway, sometimes I find myself a bit occupied wondering what other people think of me.

(I will not go into my insecurities with you now, that is not the point of this post)

So this week at the barn, feeling insecure about my riding abilities after 10 years out of the saddle, I found myself repeating this statement, to myself, in my head.

Unfortunately, some horse people (some, not all) feel the need to make it known that they are the better rider with the better horse.  This makes me nervous.  

As a result, I shut down and lose all self confidence.

But really, WHY? 

Why would I ever allow another human being to have the power to make me nervous? What makes them better than me?

So, when I found myself shutting down, I repeated these wise words to myself and carried on with my day.

I felt a million times better.

Hope all of you are having a great weekend!
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Calmly Chaotic said...

love that quote. i might just have to re-post it. i am always going on about how much name droppers drive me crazy because in the end they are just people and no one is better than anyone else.

ps liking your blog.. just stumbled on it today.

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