You can only stumble on something if you’re moving forward.
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut. It’s easy to keep doing what we’ve always done, and not push ourselves to learn more. It’s easy to stay within our comfort zone.
It can be frightening to try new things. Taking risks can be scary. Doing something that we don’t know how to do takes a lot of energy and effort.
A discussion I was listening to recently was talking about the benefit of keeping moving forward. If you do what you always did, you’ll get what you always got. If we want something different, we have to do something different. It’s tempting to think that some people just get lucky, that they just stumble upon the thing that’s right for them. But they can only stumble upon something if they’re moving forward.
My latest challenge is my website. This has always been done by someone else. Recently, I made the decision to have a go myself.
You may or may not have noticed that at the moment it’s not fully functioning. It’s written in a program that not many people use. I want to transfer it across to WordPress, which is the most common platform. That way, it should be more user-friendly, and if I want help with it in the future, or someone else to run it for me, it should be easier to find someone.
This is a huge task for me though. I am not experienced in tech. I am used to using my hands, treating horses and people, and educating clients. I have an overarching fear that I will press the wrong button and lose everything when it comes to technology!
I’m giving it a go though. I’ll keep moving forward, even though the pace at times feels unbearably slow. And as I move forward, I hope that I will stumble upon new knowledge and understanding. I’m not 100% confident that I can achieve my goal of putting together my own website. I don’t even know what the right words are for putting together my own website! But I do know that the only way to find out is to give it a go.
What are you working on, a step at a time?
© Sue Palmer, The Horse Physio, 2021
Treating your horse with care, connection, curiosity and compassion