I recall in graduate school studying the speeches of great men and women. I was attracted to Winston Churchill and several of his speeches. I don’t recall all the details of where and when but I do recall the entire speech. He was giving a commencement address at a small college.
He slowly rose from his seat walked up to the podium, looked the audience in the eye and spoke three words with resolution and conviction. “Never give up!” and returned to his seat. The audience was at first taken aback but after a few moments to realize the power of those words they rose to their feet and gave him a standing ovation.
I have such a vivid picture of the speech that it haunts me to this day. That image I recall monthly if not weekly in the course of my life because I would be the one he was talking to because I tend to quit before I get started.
In our journey with our horses as with our journey through life, we have choices. The biggest choice is to quit or move on. Some of us never quit on things that we should have abandoned long ago but most of us give up far too easily on the things that matter most to us.
What is it that you want from your horsemanship journey? Have you already quit and now you are settling for something less than what you really want? Take heart from a great statesman and “Never give up”.
I found this video on youtube that has the same message but presented in a different way.
Please leave your comments. I now have an additional image to recall when I get knocked down. Get Back Up and Never Give Up!