Winning. That’s the end goal right? A wall full of banners, trophies, awards? Hardware that signifies all the hard work and your accomplishments. Okay, let’s be honest. Winning isn’t everything, but if you are showing livestock competitively, it’s definitely a goal. That’s why this week we want to share 7 tips to help you get your next win.
We don’t all have large budgets to spend on livestock and yes, that can be limiting, so invest what you have in the best way possible. If you can, make it profitable, but remember no matter what, make it worth it. Do the best you can, with what you have, where you are.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR INVESTMENT.
You’ve heard the saying: It’s not what you know, but who you know. This is true when working towards any goal. Think about the people in your life who can help you reach the goal, who can teach you techniques and give you advice. Who around you can you learn from? What opportunities are available to you to learn and grow and get better? Never underestimate the value of a sibling’s help. Family and close family friends can sometimes be the best advantage you have. In the end, you may be the person leading livestock to the backdrop and shaking the judges hand, but it takes a village. Best part? When you finally do win, it’s your tribe who you’ll get to celebrate with.
News Flash: If you want to start your journey now to win your Junior National show this year: it’s too late. You lost, bro. Did you know it takes 10,000 hours of practice and work to become a true “expert” at something? Motzart, Bill Gates and The Beatles all spent more than 10,000 hours honing their skills before their “overnight” successes. Fall in love with the practice, repetition and learning more about your craft.
Stop worrying about “THEM”
Thank you for reading and good luck in your summer show season!
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