Earl Nightingale recorded an audio back in 1950 called, “The Strangest Secret.” Here are a couple quotes from the audio.
“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal,” and “The opposite of courage is not coward, it is conformity.”
I like to set goals for myself, but I usually don’t think about the word “ideal.” I have been listening to “Think and Grow Rich” by Dennis Kimbro and he also speaks of a worthy goal. I believe that goals are not attainable without a positive implication. If I set a goal to make $1 million dollars so I could sit on my ass and do nothing the rest of my life, it would not be a worthy goal. But if I had a goal of earning $1 million for the purpose of finding uses for all the unwanted horses in the world, I might find a few others that would help.
I heard a speaker talk about the “universe conspiring” to help us achieve our goals when they are worthy, and we prove we won’t quit until we reach that goal. I don’t know about the universe conspiring, but I do believe that other people will help when we choose to follow a righteous path that leads to a great destination for all or most of us.
Conformity is evil. We can no longer do things because that is the way they have always been done. The world is changing fast and we have to look outside of the way it has always been done to find our brightest future. I believe that the men and women of the greatest generation have set a standard for us with walking on the moon and everything else achieved. That was amazing when you think about it. How many times do you think they heard it can’t be done? What can we do to contribute to the next greatest generation?
The Minnesota Fall Festival is this weekend at the State Fair Grounds in St. Paul. If you are in the area, come out a support the show by purchasing a breeding.Or just come and show support in numbers as a spectator. A few of us are talking about how to fill the gap in the halter vs performance futurities, and everyone’s input would be greatly appreciated. I will share any news that I hear and would love to hear your ideas in the comments below. What about in the horse show world in general? What ideas do you have to make it better?
If you’re not a horse person, comment on an exciting goal of yours … or contact me to learn more about becoming a horse person!