I’ve always been one of those people who thinks I can… maybe even when I shouldn’t.
When I was a kid, I was relentless in my dreams. And, to be honest, before I grew into adulthood and splashed cold water all over my ambitions, many of my childhood improbable goals did come true…
Kids often understand that there was a very vague line between the possible and the impossible… All things, to kids, are possible.
Anyway, most of the time I’m still like the little engine that could… “I think I can , I think I can…”
Or maybe I’m more like a little Jack Russel Terrier that just becomes relentless until someone gives in and throws the ball…
-Back to the story:
Sometimes I just leap.
And sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t…
Since I know this about myself, I have little sayings all around my desk that help me keep myself motivated and positive.
My favorite little cheerleader is a coaster I have on my desk that has a saying on it from ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Do you know this one?
“Alice laughed. ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said. ‘One can’t believe impossible things.’
I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
I read it to myself every day before I set my hot beverage over the message.
Another one of my constant reminders is this necklace I bought for myself at Christmas from my fav, Sweetbird Studio.
It says, “Aim High”.
The necklace is almost bigger than I am so I haven’t worn it. But, I do hang it off of my computer’s monitor.
OK, so what is my point here?
My point is that all this motivation may have gotten me to aim a little too high.
This is what I did.
IT IS TOMMIE TURVEY’S FAULT!
So I watched the Superbowl Budweiser Clydesdale commercial and then wrote about it. I was so impressed with the Clyde trainer, Tommie Turvey, that I went to his site in hopes of figuring out a way to contact him so I could interview him.
Well, of course I got carried away and looked through every facet of his website.
Clinics, performances, videos, photos… and lookey lookey what have we here… “Training devices”.
I need some of that!
I need some of the Tommie Turvey juju to help me train Rojo! (as if…)
So, I bit.
I finally bought one of those neck rein rings that I have wanted for a really long time but had no idea how to use or who to use it on. I still don’t.
And no, I didn’t purchase the neck reining training video that goes with it. That would have been too smart.
Nope, I’m gonna just dive in – blind.
I DID IT. I bought one.
What motivated me to purchase this particular neck rein ring now was because it was made of horse hair – which would be natural in an unnatural way (when it rubs against the neck) – and because I liked the leather handle part.
The fact that I haven’t ridden Rojo in months (long story – too much work, ‘make hay while the sun shines’ etc…), it makes totally no sense that I would purchase this for him.
Except, that I think I can…
…and I always aim high.
Ha! This should be interesting… ;)
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