by Dirk Stroda
It's our nature: we want to get better in what we are doing. Here is how:
Athletes train and acquire skills that will better them physically, technically and mentally. They train every day. If they miss one day of practice, they know that their competitors will have an advantage - so they train harder the next day.
Students study. They know that studying every day will do the trick and make the tests easy.
British poet John Keats (1795 – 1821) made a decision and devoted his life to writing poetry. He wanted to write a very long poem. To be exact, the poem should have 4,000 lines. He achieved his goal of writing 4,000 lines with an impossible deadline. He gave himself 7 months ... and he wrote 50 lines per day.
Keats not only wrote his masterpiece "Endymion" but made many invaluable experiences I want to share with you:
Find what excites you and what you are passionate about. Do it and do it
often. Do it every day. Miracles and masterpieces happen when you do them -
not when you want them.
Keats had his most productive two years of his short life by giving himself the rigorous task of writing 4,000 lines, step by step and day by day. He is considered one of the greatest in the history of Western literature.
Cheers to a year ahead where we can all remind ourselves to elevate our standards.
You don’t have to wait for the New Year 2020. The best time to start a new habit is always NOW.
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About Dirk Stroda, Legacy Coach, Canada
Dirk Stroda is an author, speaker and personal coach for several world-class equestrian athletes.
He conveyed his experience as the Team Mental Performance Coach to Equestrian Canada at World Equestrian Games, PanAm Games, and the Olympics/Paralympics. In his 30+ year coaching experience his athletes and teams participated at 13 Olympic Summer and Winter Games and countless National and International Championship events.
Stroda co-authored widely recognized medical studies and research papers; one of them is published at the St. Andrews PGA Library. He is coaching leaders of multi-Million Dollar companies in the US and Canada.
Dirk lives with his family in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
Contact: www.dirkstroda.com (Dirk's book is available through his website)
Canadian Paralympic dressage rider and trainer Bert Sheffield is the creator of the HeartHorse Dressage mentoring programme.