It’s completely up to you.
Want something, go get it!
Learn from your dog:
I’d say that’s one happy dog. She’s happy to just be playing the game, look at the goofy-grin on her face! She puts that same grin on my face when we’re together. She doesn’t notice if, as a team, we make a mistake..well maybe she does, but she surely doesn’t care. You shouldn’t care either, appreciate what you’ve got and if something didn’t go the way you wanted, just shrug it off and keep going or if it’s really going to bring you down, work on it so it doesn’t happen again. Who cares what anyone may think! Do you think Stormy cares about people watching her, just waiting for her to miss her contact? Nope. Her only goal is to run as fast as her little feet will take her and look to me for direction of where to go next in this game we play.
He wanted that toy, he didn’t wait for it to come to him, he went and got it himself. Nothing was stopping him, and look how freaking happy he is!! So be a go getter, just like your happy dog. It’ll make you a happy dog. :)
If you pay attention to your dogs, you can learn a lot of lessons, including those about attitude. Stormy’s taught me almost everything I know, read back to an older post here, If I knew I what I know now then..
Mayhem on the other hand taught me something completely different and new, something I didn’t know I needed; the ability to smile when no one else had a reason to smile with me. He has shown me that happiness is always there if you just look for it. No one is going to hand you it, you’ve gotta go out there and get it yourself.
Being happy, and with the right attitude you can make anything fun. If you let something insignificant affect you it can ruin your whole day, so don’t let the little things get to you. Instead of looking all the bad things, only look at the good. Accomplishments will become much more rewarding, and you’ll have a huge smile on your face because you’ll be having fun. :)
“Attitude controls Altitude.” ~unknown
Happiness is there if you see that’s it there. Take a step back and maybe you’ll see things in a new light.
Any goals or dreams you may have depend on your attitude, not a façade you put on to make everyone think you are having the time of your life. But by being truly grateful for everything little thing you may accomplish with your dogs. Knowing that agility is just a game, and you can only get better. Or do better next time you play.
Be inspired, seek opportunities, accomplish your goals, and don’t give up.
If something’s not how you want, change it. Take a new perspective, stop worrying and appreciate the little things. It’s all about attitude.