So what are you going to do next year to win a rosette....we cannot all win gold medals but we can all produce a new personal best, a new PB, in some area of our lives..... and it is not being conceited or over confident to aim high. As Nelson Mandela said.... "We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented,and fabulous - actually who are you not to be? As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” So carry other people with you and open doors for others by making the most of each day and aiming high. It is very true to say that we all tend to regret not the things that we have done but the things we haven't done....so the message is clear Have a GO!

Once again Nelson Mandela has the right words..... “There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” We need to aim for excellence. This ‘can do’ spirit also protects us from the paralysing, and thus self-defeating, pessimism that is all too characteristic of anxiety and depression. ONWARDS! William

www.WilliamMicklem.com

NEXT TIME...back to the serious stuff...are some coaches and officials part of the problem as we seek safer cross country riding?

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Comment by Jackie Cochran on December 25, 2009 at 9:23am
Right on William!
Merry Christmas.

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