Life Lessons From Horses – Part 4: Build Resilience To Succeed Even During Tough Times.

by Patrick Liew on August 16, 2019

Life Lessons From Horses – Part 4: Build Resilience To Succeed Even During Tough Times.

Horses are highly adaptive animals and they are able to adjust to any environment and condition.

They have a strong survival instinct that can help them find food and flourish even during tough times.

I believe this ability to thrive is the reason why the Chinese has a saying, “马到成功.”

What it means literally is that wherever the horse goes to, it can enjoy success.

In other words, when you wish someone, “马到成功,” you wish for that person to enjoy rapid achievement or success.

Horses have a sense of courage and pioneering spirit that drive them through wild and unfamiliar terrains to seek new grazing grounds.

During winter, they are known to dig beneath layers of snow to find food and other means of sustenance.

It is said that horses have what is called a soft eye.

Instead of focusing their sight like a telescope, they can see things around them like a radar screen and see them from different angles.

They use this ability to stay alert and respond quickly to any risk and danger.

At the same time, they look out for each other in the herd and help ensure each other’s safety and survival.

Like horses, you can learn to develop a spirit of resilience.

On the journey of life, there will be many challenges.

They are great teachers to help mould you to become better leaders and shape you for better things.

Therefore, do not wish for smaller or lesser challenges.

Instead, develop a resilient spirit that will go and grow through difficult times.

As you strengthen your resilience, it’ll help you prosper during good times.

Capitalise on the silver lining in every dark cloud and flourish through even the most challenging situations or circumstances.


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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