It is Thursday again and that means it is Tip of the Week Time. I have not been a very good blogger this week, but I have been pretty busy and I am sick again! I am so sick of being sick! But that is no excuse. I will get 2 posts in this week.

As some of you know, this week I have had a job shadower. One of my high school lesson students got a week off of school and choose to come see what I do on a day to day basis. I may see if I can get her to do a post about her experience and what my life is like through the eyes of an outsider. I know she has told me quite a few times, I have never seen it done quite that way or man that was different. At least I know she is learning and seeing new things.

Yesterday, it rained in the afternoon so I sat down and had a nice talk with Caroline. I asked her what her goals were. It is almost the end of January, show season is getting ready to start and she needed to get some goals in mind. The first thing our of her mouth was to outrun a certain person she is always competing with. I stopped her right there and told her no way. You cannot judge yourself or your horse based on someone else. You can only judge yourself against yourself. By the end of our talk we had several great goals figured out. Caroline is a high school student that would like to get some scholarships when it is that time. Therefore we set goals to go to at least 2 shows a month. If she is serious, she needs as much as experience and exposure as possible. She just started running barrels last year and is a little behind the curve as far as competition experience goes. We also decided that she would like to try to qualify for World Finals. Another one of her goals is to outrun her current fastest time.  Do you see the difference between these goals and her first goal of beating one person?

So this week, my tip to you is to set reasonable, attainable, and measurable goals that you can reach. Good luck!



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