It’s Okay to Dream

Making Your Dream Facility a Reality

by Karen Pickering


Guest barn at Bolender Horse Park
April staying at the guest stalls at Bolender Horse Park, 2011

Some of life’s greatest moments are the realization of a dream. If you’ve ever wanted something so badly it’s all you can think about then you know the power of your mind. I love the saying “Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve,” by Napoleon Hill. It really has been put to the test for me in the last few years. Three years ago I was able to purchase a living quarters horse trailer. My next dream? A new barn!

Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of owning your own ranch or training stable. If so, have you taken the time to draw out the plans in detail? Have you imagined yourself working your own place, being in charge of your day? Perhaps you’ve always wanted to start a breeding program or work with people and their horses on a daily basis. Whatever it is you’re dreaming about, write it down in detail and watch what happens. See yourself living in the facility of your dreams. What do you have to lose?

I really have no time for naysayers or realists (as negative people call themselves). I believe if you know what you want your mind will find a way to make it happen. Part of our problem is getting too busy to take time to plan; we just handle situations as they land on us. Why not put aside your fear and take a step out of your comfort zone?

Inspire yourself with this month’s cover story on page 6 about a young woman who has built a solid reputation and is moving into the facility she envisioned. Hard work, plus planning, are the basic steps in moving toward a dream so get started today by writing down your horse-related goals and dreams. Consider sharing your story; I’d love to hear from you. Just comment to this article online or send me an email (Karen@nwhorsesource.com).

Quote: “Challenge yourself with something you know you could never do, and what you’ll find is that you can overcome anything.” ~ Author Unknown


Published in September 2015 Issue

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