By #TeamDiO Member La Nae Drozd
It is easy in life to start comparing other’s success to our own. What we forget to remember is that we all have our own seasons. Life doesn’t hand everyone lemons at the same time because that would be a whole lot of lemonade with no resale value. We all have different paths that we have to take to our own success. Each path has it struggles and some take longer to reach your goals than others will. We need to enjoy our own journeys and soak up the learning experiences along the way.
This is all easier said than done, believe me, I have been there. But instead of being bitter about where you think you should be embrace the success of how far you have come. Enjoy every single little victory and celebrate them. It could be as small as running a half second faster or finally feeling confident enough to start entering. These small wins will help you succeed in finishing your goals whether you know it at that moment or not. Just remember to cherish every single minute of it, you will never be able to relieve this journey.
"We all have different paths that we have to take to our own success."
What we don’t see on social media most of the time is that every single person struggles. Even the top riders that you look up to have their bad seasons. It’s easy to get caught up in the idea that their success didn’t come with sacrifice. Each and every one of them I would bet have been in your shoes a time or two. But the reason they are on top is because they never gave up. They rode out the tough times and kept their heads held high. That is why they got to be where they are today, they kept pushing forward even through the storms.
So for this blog post “her success is not my failure” I want you to take from this that you are and always will be enough. Just because someone you know is succeeding in their season doesn’t mean you are failing in yours. Your time is coming as long as you pay your dues and never give up you will make it Take every single hard time and learn from it, each one is a stepping stone leading you to where you want to be. Keep following the path and chasing those dreams. No one ever said it was going to be easy, just that it would be worth it
"It’s easy to get caught up in the idea that their success didn’t come with sacrifice."
La Nae on DiO
"I started using DiO because of my sensitive retired gelding that would have allergic reactions to any other liniment I would use. He has issues with arthritis, random swelling, and wind puffs. After using DiO once I saw a significant difference in the areas applied and he had no reactions to the products. I now use DiO on my performance gelding for my pre and post workout routine. I like the convenience of the concentrate but also love how well the gel stays in place. Two great products and the best on the market in my opinion! I also like that I don’t have to worry about using gloves to apply and that it is safe for humans too! They come in handy when I am feeling sore too! Use them to before trailering, being stalled, after hard workouts, or pre-race for any sore areas you can’t go wrong with this combo! Thanks for the great products DiO!"