Last weekend, I went to the National High School Finals Rodeo in
Rock Springs, Wyo., where the Top 4 from each state compete for a
national title. I was there to promote my and Dustin
Elliott's new system for bull riders: BullRiderCoach.com. It
was great to interact with the contestants, find out where they
were from, and get to know the up-and-coming superstars of
I also had the opportunity to do two bull-riding-technique
seminars with my drop barrel for the contestants. The bull riders
lined up to get on it, and I gave them some pointers about their
technique - to "tune up" before they had to compete.
I explained to the kids that bull riding technique is a habit. We
have to practice the right way over and over to get the right
movements when we go to ride a bull. You can't just show up to a
rodeo and tell yourself what to do while it happens. It's like
everything that takes split-decision reactions: practice, practice,
Not just practice, but you have to practice the RIGHT way. If you
do something over and over again, whether it's good or bad, you
will form a habit. That is why it is so important to make good
choices as often as we can, because those choices become our
If you've formed bad habits, then you have to begin to replace
those with good habits. Just like a coach helps an athlete correct
their technique, and then the athlete has to repeat the correct
technique over and over again.
Everything we do either helps or hurts us. Whatever our goals are
in life, we must make the little everyday choices to reach our
goals. Those little decisions add up to have a huge impact on our
direction in life.
What do you want to achieve? Make a decision about where you're
going and then start doing the little things to get there. Start
replacing the bad habits with good ones. A champion is someone who
has formed the right habits by working at the right things. Be a
Work hard, be happy, and live true!