My Horse and Me


The other day I was riding my horse.  Horseback riding is my favorite sport although it’s harder than it looks. In my opinion, it is one of the most challenging sports because not only do you have to control and worry about your body, but you also have to do the same with a huge animal with a mind of its own.  You have to try to have your bodies work together. 

My horse is willing to please and tries so hard, but I have so much to do: heels down, leg on, inside leg to outside rein, half halt, inside flexion…heels down again and keep that leg on!  Use your outside leg as a wall! Push!

That was when I needed some serious breathing to clear my head and without even knowing it, I used the Ultimate Success Formula (from Tony Robbins).  I asked myself what I wanted, why, how I could get it, what to do when something went wrong and so on.   Before I knew it, I had created my own version of the Ultimate Success Formula-Horse Riding 101.

Here are the steps to my version which could be used in many areas of life:

  • What do I want?

  • What do I need to do to get it?

  • How will I know when I have it?

  • How will I know if I am on the right track?

  • How can I fix it?


Are there places you can use this in your life?


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