The Savage

Posted on July 12, 2018

It is amazing, when you are looking for inspiration across the net for your next blog, and then, as you seek some respite in catching up on your social media, and there, stumble over an absolute diamond.

This is something I have been looking for for some time, as it applies to our ex-military, and yet, does not, in the same breath.   So many fall by the wayside and upon hard times, but have been given the spirit, tenacity and mental resilience captured in the picture through their experiences and training in the British Military.  Look at the picture above, and read the amended version of the original script re-posted by one of my friends and a partner of ExForcesNet.

I hope it inspires you.

Here, one of my all-time favourite pictures: “The Savage”.   Now the story behind it:

The horse on the left was in the lead for much of the race.  The horse on the right was closing the gap and just starting to gain headway.

Instead of the horse on the left putting forth more effort to gain and keep the lead, he reaches over and bites the horse on the right.  Meanwhile, the horse on the right has his ears laid back and his eye on the prize.

The Moral of the story: Never entertain foolishness, selfishness.  Maintain a positive purpose in life; stay focused and never let others bring you down.

Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit.

There is an old saying: “Rock bottom has built more champions than privilege has”.  It’s about hard work, drive, determination to keep pushing forward when others would love to see you fail.  Winning isn’t the score on the board, it’s seeing something through to the end and congratulating your opponent.

If you win through bad sportsmanship there is no real victory.

Favourite quote: “It’s hard to beat someone who keeps getting up.” Babe Ruth.

Outcome?  The horse on the right won.

You can too.


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