OF THE TWENTY OR BOOKS I'VE READ THIS YEAR, one stands out. It shouldn't really, it's a book for ages 8-12. I've applied it's teachings on raceday...
... but, story of our heroin drives home the point so well.
I couldn't stop thinking about it.
You might consider yourself much too wise to learn from an 11 year old girl.
and, mostly, still do.
However, the story of Pollyanna is a gem.
It is set in the early 1900's and there are all kinds of culture norms to consider, and ponder upon.
Plus, all the changes in technology and science that we take for granted.
Then, there's the language.
It's english, with a larger and more complex vocabulary than we use today, mixed in with all kinds of slang along the various social statuses.
I said the story is a gem, because Pollyanna plays the glad game...
... whatever happens, she finds a reason to be glad about it.
Which, when it comes to racing, is a mighty fine attitude to have...
... almost a superpower.
Lots can go wrong over the course of a season. Once we cross the start line and we have to adjust our plans, looking for the benefits of the challenges we face as the race unfolds is significantly more empowering than whining and complaining...
... the energy we have is limited.
We've to focus that energy on one thing only...
... getting across the finish line as quickly as possible.
Over the course of a season...
... Pollyanna would be tough to beat.
While we might complain about the weather, our equipment, lack of time, etc...
... she would be advancing every day.
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