I absolutely love what I do as a freelance writer. Thanks to the National Reining Horse Association’s Reiner magazine (one of my first clients) I get a glimpse into the lives of so many interesting people. I’ve interviewed famous people (Lyle Lovett, for one), business owners, the greats of the reining world (Bob Loomis, Carol Rose, Shawn Flarida – to name a few), renowned breeders, European reiners, industry experts, and so many more. Every person has a story to tell that’s as unique as they are. And, as much as I do this, it never gets old.
In the horse world, the horses are just as important as the people. Here’s a look at Wimpys Little Chic – an NRHA Hall of Fame member and pretty cool horse.
Fear paralyzes us. It keeps us from doing what we want to do; what we should do; what we have to do. Sometimes it’s the fear of failure, but often, if we’re brave enough to admit it, it’s the fear of success. It’s the fear that comes when you have a great idea…the fear that prevents the idea from becoming reality.
Because, let’s face it, success takes hard work. And sometimes we’re afraid that if we actually pursue our ideas or dreams, they’ll happen and then we’ll have to follow through and actually deliver. It’s easier to be lazy and live in a world of possibilities than to actually do the research, lay the foundation and start working to make those possibilities reality.
Are you afraid of success? I’ll admit – I struggle with it. But yet the need to succeed, to create, to make something of myself eventually overtakes the fear.
What are you afraid of?
Haggai Institute released the latest issue of Impact, their quarterly magazine. Check out my cover article on Ong Hock Siew and an article I wrote on donor Ralph Doudera. IMPACT (.pdf version)