Sorry didn't see your thread (Thanks,Janet, bringing people together as usual). I'll be there with Mrs KS, who's now our local Affiliate's rep. Just when I thought I'd escaped, they made me the Education Chair for KDEA.
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EN has a good write up on David O'C's "care and feeding" presentation, but there were a couple of thngs I took away, that apply to us 'Non-elite" eventers(or riders in general).
First were his comments about identifying "the cost" (not just money) of reaching your goal, and then determining if you were prepared to pay "the price".
This is just as valid if your goal is to move up from BN to N, or to get to the Olympics.
All of us have to balance "what we want" with what we are prepared to sacrifice, and to come to a balance where "what we are prepared to pay" is consistent with "what we want to accomplish" .
The second was the comment that (paraphrasing)"When you fail, you need to admit the mistake, and identify the reason (not the excuse0 for the problem. Then you can work to fix the reason, but you can't fix an excuse."
Again, that is just as true when you are trying to conquer BN as when you are trying to conquer Rolex.
Last edited by Janet; Dec. 10, 2012 at 09:39 AM.
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