Why? Because it makes you feel good inside. You have no one to impress but yourself.
Self-esteem is earned. You enhance self-esteem when you’re proud of what you do.
Pick one task today and do it the very best that you can, whether it be cleaning the stalls, or washing a window, or practicing a leg yield. Do it with your full attention, and your intention of doing it with 100% of your effort and concentration.
Visualize the perfect result first, then act. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to achieve your goal.
I’m going to practice my one-tempi flying changes today. I’m going to do them perfectly! I know that I can, because I can see myself doing them perfectly in my mind. Now I’m going to go out and do them perfectly by giving the task my full, undivided attention.
I find myself easily distracted. It’s the nature of a dog to be that way. We are tuned into paying attention to a lot of things at once, like smells, movement, and noises. Sometimes I don’t know which one to give my attention.
I’m working on developing my concentration by playing catch. If I take my eye off the ball for a moment, I miss it. I can usually find it again with my nose, but that’s not nearly as much fun as snatching it out of the air. So I practice and practice catching the ball and not letting noises or smells distract me from my goal. I practice as long as Jane and Rhett’s arms hold out. Practice is vital if you want to be the best at something. And it’s VERY rewarding when you see improvement.
What are you going to practice today? Whatever it is, practice it first in your mind, doing it perfectly. Then go do it for real.
Let me know how that works for you!
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