Hello 2021! My word for 2021 is Perseverance. Last year my word for the year was Resilience. Click on the word and you can see my post about how appropriate that word turned out to be.
“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
Carrying away the small stones. That is what I am doing in my training with Biasini. My coach Belinda Trussell points out those small stones to me and give me clues as to how to move them. This is an ongoing process. I will write posts about our progress and when possible have video to give you a visual of our efforts. I also need to apply this principle to my life in general. Just one stone at a time. I do not need to move the whole mountain at once!
“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”
― Winston S. Churchill
Continuous effort. I have days with my riding when I think : “Good grief…I’m at the max. I am getting too old for this kind of physical effort. ” However… I know that is not true. I can still do it. I will not be doing it, at the level I am now, in ten years time so I must do it now. I am doing the online Eldergym classes 6 days a week and I have moved up to a more demanding level in the Eldergym courses. So my fitness is sufficient for the task at hand.
I am taking three lessons a week with Belinda Trussell and she does not teach me as if I was an old person. She teaches me with the expectation that I can, and will, succeed at what she is asking me to do.
So …..Perseverance! With the current Covid situation I think we may all need to persevere.