You are right where you are supposed to be.
I want to share this poem that my father used to say to me. He has been gone 32 years and this poem brings up such fond memories. It’s been popping into my head lately. I think it’s because I keep reminding riders that they are right where they are supposed to be and they are good enough and worthy right now just as they are. I didn’t realize how profound the message in the poem was when I was a little girl. I didn’t even know what it meant to be profound! 🤣🤣 But it does have a beautiful message about being just right and good enough for who you are! It was a lovely gift my father gave me and I love that it connects to the work I do now.
You are good enough as you.
So remember, you are good enough as you. When you can let go of comparing yourself to others or your past self you will open up space that will allow for growth and forward movement. You are worthy and you are enough just as you are. 😀It is so easy to get caught up in the comparison loop when you look at others riding or you think of how you road as a young rider compared to your older self now. You are unique and have your own special skills, talents and abilities. Make a list of all of them and keep reminding yourself what you have, not what you are lacking. That will allow you to build on your strengths and use them to help you improve in other areas.
The Little Elf
Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern American Poetry. 1919. John Kendrick Bangs. 1862–
I met a little Elf-man, once,
Down where the lilies blow.
I asked him why he was so small,
And why he didn’t grow.
He slightly frowned, and with his eye
He looked me through and through.
“I’m quite as big for me,” said he,
“As you are big for you.”
Each day remind yourself you are good enough. You don’t need to be like someone else or your old self. Let me know how it goes! firstname.lastname@example.org