“PERFECT and ENOUGH”
December is a magical month, I think. Of course, there’s a twinkle in the air for Christmas. At the same time there’s a sense of anticipation for the future … January is just around the corner.
Depending on how things worked out for you this past year, you may be optimistic for 2017, or you may feel a bit sad … wondering if you’ll ever be able to make the kind of progress you desire.
There’s a simple little tool you can use right now to feel good, no matter if you feel guarded or wildly optimistic about the future at this moment.
Think back to January of 2016. Where were you in terms of your riding skills at this time last year? Surely you’ve learned a lot. Even if you had time off because you were recovering from an accident, I bet you became wiser about a horse.
And how about your confidence and your mental skills? Did you make progress in this department. How, exactly? Get precise. Appreciate the times when you called up courage, felt anxious, got focused and went for it.
And most importantly, how did you grow personally because of all you did with your horse this past year? Are you now more patient … more appreciative … more honest with yourself … more generous?
You see, it seems to be human nature to either feel stuck … or feel like we haven’t done enough. We tend to feel far away from where we want to go as we wonder how we will ever get there.
I suggest you take a moment and look back to where you’ve come from in just this year alone. See how much you’ve grown technically, mentally, and personally … all because of your friend, the horse.
You will always be on a journey. There is no one destination.
As you embrace your road know you are perfect and enough where you are right now. Trust with all your heart that your road ahead will be full of adventure and growth. Let trust in your journey be part of your peace this holiday season.
Celebrate the gifts 2016 has brought to you through your horse. Surely there are more awesome gifts in store for you in 2017 … more than you could ever imagine.