How determined are you to keep your New Year’s resolutions? They may fade away as the year progresses or you can decide to pursue your goals – a single step at a time. If you are among the 41% of Americans who usually make New Year’s resolutions, the fact remains that 2018 is a new year and with it comes opportunities to make a fresh start.
Noteworthy – *People who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions.
Be realistic in setting your goals and you will be less apt to fail. Write them down and be specific; this will serve to motivate you. Self discipline, a strong will and consistency are the keys to success. (The techniques you use when training your horse could work on you, too. Reward good results!)
Maintain a healthy life style. Eating healthy foods and loosing weight top the list of the most popular resolutions; staying fit is in the top 5. Insufficient exercise may not be a problem for most stable owners, trainers and instructors but it is essential for all riders to stay in shape if you want to be in tune with your horse and realize maximum performance.
Resolve to help others. Take someone under your wing and share your experience and wealth of knowledge, i.e. training tips, nutrition, good horsemanship, with those aspiring to achieve their goals.
Attend an equine industry convention. Share your ideas for promoting your breed or your particular discipline. Volunteer to work on committees. Develop new friendships.
Review your equine insurance policies. Contact your agent if any updates/changes need to be made or if you have any questions about your coverage.
Share your New Year resolutions. What are your goals and how do you (realistically) expect to achieve them?