THE WORKHORSE AND THE FILLY (Read time 0:21)
The “Old Work Horse” is right when he says, “You must reinforce your art, your business and your life with the reliable knowledge, experience and proven strategies of the past.” The “Young Filly” is also right when she says, “You must approach your art, your business and your life with a free-spirit and an openness to the inexhaustible array of unlimited possibilities that are forever available.” It’s valuable to learn from the Old Work Horses who trudged the trail all the way up to the top of the mountain. However, it’s invaluable to follow the Young Fillies who are forging a new, more efficient path to get us all to the other side.
I don't think we should follow other Michael. But I do think we should learn from those more successful and use their expertize to a degree, then come up with our own material that gets fans of our own. Whether you're a musician, actor, businessman or info product marketer.
|Posted By wichampi|
| Believing ! |
I love"...inexhaustible array of unlimited possibilities that are forever available." The ice cream counter with so many flavors...it's all good ! Taste them all ! I know what I've done. Nobody knows tomorrow. We must believe in the unknown too.
|Posted By Lyndah|
| The Horse and the Filly |
Great advice. I too believe that we can benefit from the mindset of operating out of the this-and-that perspective;taking the good that both the old and the new bring to the table. thanks for sharing!
|Posted By Rachel|
| I Have a Purpose...in my pocket... |
"What's yer got there...ya know..in yer pocket..?? Let me see it.." "Well...I just found it..it's well it's me purpose.." "Ye perpose..well hand it over..let's take a look.." "How long's it been there...??" "Well geez..let's see...longer than should be..but you know I just discouvered it...sittin there nice and quiet like..." "Well pull it out...let's see...Let's see it..is it still there??" "Yup."
|Posted By Laura Bruno Lilly|
| Horses as healing |
There's so much more wisdom in the lives of these kindred spirits than is even touched upon in this 4-sentence soundbite. However, I "get it" with the premise of these insights you send onto to those of us on your list, Michael and I do glean much from them; thanks. I'd like to add this tho: after a year of being involved with horse rescue, I've learned that the power of horses plus music equals healing. I was helping rescue those horses, while they were silently rescuing me at the same time. My music has been on hold due to severe necessity, but thinking of my herd has helped to remind me that it's still there for me whenever I can get back to it, which actually is sooner now than later! peace
|Posted By Sally|
| Old vs. New |
It reminds me of when as a child I began piano lessons. I started with simple songs, then moved to the Master’s pieces. Of course, all along, I Practiced the scales, to train my mind and my fingers. Then at some point, I had the thought, “ I wonder if I could write a song.” And I started simply at a young age. But then the music became more complex as my talent/training became more complex. I would never return to attempting to invent new “Master” pieces. But they definitely gave me the foundation to write the NEW unique pieces that I now write. I have developed my own individual style based on the old, but with my own creative influence. Both I and my audience are looking for the NEW, and I never look back.
|Posted By Betty Lou Barrow|
| Horse sense |
I have both of these type of horses in my barn right now. My “old work horse” is literally older, with years of experience and natural responses to “threats” from outside. My much younger mare, always the alpha, has actually taught the older horse some new tricks. Yet she seems to have great respect for her “elder” and watches intently to see what she herself can learn. I know in my own company, I do pay attention to the teachings of the old workhorses, because they paved the way for me. And really when it comes down to it, it’s my “gut” feeling that determines whether this time I will follow the old way or try a new way. Either way, it’s a risk.