With a goal of getting organized and moving forward, this horse will drop me to the right and slide to the left. We wiggle and drift side to side.
This is when I hear my instructor’s voice in my head. “Find your structure! No matter what he does, you are immovable. Your structure supports him – it invites him to stand up and get organized.”
At this point she also adds, “Remember, his weaknesses reflect yours. He is your mirror.”
What a brilliant lesson for living and leading. Simply put, it means developing the strength of your own structure – building your leadership core. Only then can you respond to what is moving around (or beneath) you, without falling into it or drifting off course.