Today was preg checking day for us. It’s the day the vet comes and we run all of the cow’s through to see who is going to have a calf this spring and who isn’t. It’s a stressful day, the anticipation and finger crossing that everything stuck is added into to preperation of making sure we run through over a 100 head and multiple groups in a timely matter so that we don’t waste a lot of our vets time.
I get the job of pushing the cows to the tub and rearranging the different sets of cows. Normally this job provides me with a lot of dread because their are always those few cows that don’t want to go and generally if their is a hold up it’s because of me and slick (my trusted stead) either switching out sets of cows or arguing with a bunch that they do indeed have no choice but to go into the tub. But this time was different. I told myself that I was indeed good enough to handle the job well and I was just going to go and do my best and you know what I actually enjoyed it. (Shh don’t tell my hubby)
Because, I went into it confident I didn’t get yelled out for not being in the right spot because I was scared of the what if.
Because, I went into it confident I was able to change my plan of attack when one plan wasn’t working instead of trying again and again on a plan that didn’t work wasting time and confidence. Changing plans didn’t mean I failed it just let me shift and keep chunking along at my goal.
Because, I went into it confident I was able to win the day as a winner instead of starting out feeling like I had already lost before I started.
I definitely learned my lesson today and I hope that I keep it up and I hope that you go into whatever task you have in front of you with confidence. You might surprise yourself to find out it’s not a fake confidence but an acutal real one. You might just end up enjoying a task that you once dreaded just like I did today.