Last week was the American Quarter Horse Association Youth World Show.  The best of the best equestrian youth gather to show their American Quarter Horses in the hopes of becoming a world champion.

Watching the faces of those kids light up as they received their golden trophies and took their victory laps made me think of the countless hours that lead up to those short moments of victory.  If those faces don’t motivate you, I don’t know what will.

Whether you’re an athlete or an entrepreneur or a hobbyist, you reach your goals with hard work and consistency.  A conscious decision must be made each day to put in the hours, and that can be grueling.  You can lose sight of the end goal.

The faces of those champion riders, though, are a reminder that your efforts will be worth it.  Little by little, day by day, you are moving closer to your goal.  For that, you deserve a pat on the back.  Now get back out there, put in the hours, and reach your goals!