Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
Boosting confidence in yourself and others is a big factor to doing your best in the arena. If you have a passion about something—maybe not even barrel racing—always stay true to that passion and work through the tough times.
I’ve seen really good jockeys throw away a God-given talent because times got tough. Everyone at one point in time in the barrel racing world wants to quit and throw their sucker in the dirt, but it’s the good, the bad and the ugly that make the good times worth it all.