Handling Disappointment in Your Riding - Your Riding Success

Thursday 21/06/2012

Hands up who enjoys disappointment?!?!? 🙂

What?!?! No hands?!?!

It’s ok! I get it! 🙂 Disappointment is not pleasant. But it is vital to progress. Disappointment is what drives us to be better. To train harder, to step up, to seek answers. 

The problem today is that our culture is all about trying to make sure we don’t experience disappointment. Our children today are all given the ‘encouragement’ award and marks for trying. While I love that they are being encouraged and not shut down while they are trying, they should also not be told they are perfect as we are robbing them of the chance to improve and be even better.

Most people I talk with have low expectations for their riding and their future. It’s like they are almost afraid to have high standards – as what they know is, if they raise their standards they will most likely fail in the first attempts to improve, and that will be disappointing, and they don’t want to be disappointed so they stay small and don’t aim high.

I love the quote by Les Brown “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you’ll land among the stars.” It’s so true! So what if you have huge goals! So what if you miss them?! You will still be a lot better than where you were thinking and being small and making sure you don’t get disappointed.

Remember – disappointment is a good thing! Sure it feels uncomfortable and unpleasant! Trust me, I would know! I get disappointed daily!!!! But guess what!?!? I am still here! I haven’t burst into flames or sat rocking in a corner! The trick is to use it as your driving force to step up and be better – and I know you agree that is a good thing! 🙂

To Your Success,

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Natasha

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