So did you cop my tip yesterday and get on Heartbreak City?
I was riding him home hard hoping for the win but it wasn’t to be.
After the initially being filthy with getting beat right on the post had faded,
I realised that still getting a place was enough and better than my usual donation to the bookies in the Cup.
And helped give me an overall win for the day.
But of course that initial disappointment was real.
Especially when you’re so close.
When you think about it, that race was pretty impressive,
and needed a great ride by McEvoy to get the winner home.
All of this reminds me of when we don’t quite hit what we planned.
Especially if you’re someone who is driven by numbers and a certain result.
Things don’t always go to plan.
Sometimes even though you do pretty damn good you still might have the initial disappointment.
Cause you didn’t hit the set outcome.
Like when someone is a little disappointed that they ‘only’ lost 3.5kg,
instead of the 5kg they wanted in their first month of following the game plan.
It’s easy to get down in the dumps and kick the can.
Complain about that.
– Instead of focusing on the indisputable fact that you now have more energy.
– That you don’t crash every afternoon and need a chocolate hit just to get you through the day without strangling someone.
– That your pants are noticeably looser than they were only four short weeks ago.
– And that compliment from your partner that you ‘look really good’.
That feels good right?
So yeah, sometimes there’s a bigger picture to focus on rather than the initial number.
Don’t you think?
On a side note, did you see how those Irish owners of Heartbreak City went nuts after finishing second.
Johnny Letts was set to interview them on tele and get their thoughts on losing.
He reminded them they came second and didn’t win while the blokes were going stupid.
The reply was something like “I don’t care, we came second!”
Not a bad outlook right?
They obviously won a boat load for coming second,
and I saw something earlier in the day where they mentioned in an interview how they’d already backed the horse multiple times over at big odds so cleaned up either way.
Rather than whinging on just getting beat they celebrated hard – as the Irish love to do!
Good on em
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