I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been told something was impossible.
I expect some of you reading this would say the same.
You’ve been told (or maybe even told yourself!) something couldn’t be done and there are a whole bunch of reasons why.
Before 1952 it was believed that running a mile in four minutes was impossible for a human to achieve. But a man called Roger Bannister didn’t believe that. The ‘experts’ said that if it ever happened it had to be a certain temperature (68 degrees) with no wind and on a clay track.
Well, Roger Bannister ran it in cold weather on slippery grass and smashed the four minute time limit that he had been told was impossible. He didn’t make excuses, he got on with running!
When I started Horse Agility (it did not exist before 13th December 2009) I was told many times that ‘ordinary’ horses wouldn’t work with ‘regular’ horse owners at liberty, couldn’t jump through hoops, wouldn’t jump through fire, couldn’t pop balloons or cope with lots of scary things.
I’ve heard every excuse in the book as to why this Club should not exist.
But the members of this Club have done it, over and over again, they looked at a challenge and instead of wasting time on excuses they put their energy into finding the answer.
Excuses don’t make a great life story.
IF YOU THINK YOU CAN OR YOU THINK YOU CAN’T, YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!