Saturday, February 12, 2011


Monty Roberts is definitely a man who has found his passion. He is a horse trainer on a mission to show people that violence is never the answer. He believes that horses are trying to teach people that if they could get violence out of their lives, they will find a much happier existence. His work has produced 8 national champions in the show rings of the world and more that 300 international stakes winners in Thoroughbred racing. He's written several books, including "The Man who listens to Horses", which spent 58 weeks on the New York Times Best-Seller List.

Extracts of Monty's interview: " knowing my goals and setting my course allowed me to follow a road map, which introduced me to a life free of work-or work as most people know it. Sure, I worked hard, but it was always to follow the tingle that set me on a course doing exactly what I wanted most to do. This means that I could execute the most grueling schedules imaginable without considering them to be work. I am 69 years of age, and I have a schedule that would choke down most people in their thirties and forties. I read many inspirational and self-help-type books that we should work hard so as to earn the right to retire young and enjoy "free time". By following my strongest desires and seeking my greatest goals, I have created an environment filed with the joy that feee time and work time are the same"....

Trust me when I read this story I said to myself what am I going to do with a passion as lame as the love or horses? But as I continued it dawned on me that no matter how stupid your passion may be you can succeed in it and draw people into your own world.

Note this from his passion he was able to breed thorough breeds, which are used for racing, very expensive in the market, he has also become a writer earning him 58weeks on the New York Times Best-Seller list, and he has become a teacher, a mentor for i am sure he would have students...

P.S. " you can succeed in anything if you have the passion. as laziness in contagious so is Passion..

"The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy" Malcolm S. Forbes
Have a lovely weekend.


  1. tamu ur searching with your good eye for these inspirational stories. people that get to make money doing what they enjoy are lucky

  2. Inspirational story.
    Got me reflecting seriously

  3. @Mbabazi my dear yes they do. and yes i search..loll. thanks dear.
    @Naijamum even me.

  4. Wow! Firi this is an insane coincidence! i wrote on Fri about horses!!! check this out:

    Hmm..guess we do think alike! No wonder we get on so well :)..

  5. @Mbabazi - not necessarily. Ever heard the saying that "you make your own luck". I reckon you just have to be focus driven. Almost have a "one-track" mind about it when pursuing it. I hope y'all are doing what you enjoy or working towards it.

  6. Observing Horses at close quarters does give one a lot of information.
    Nice post.

  7. @chinny yes we do think a like.
    @wendal its true
    @Haddock maybe u should follow your passion and be like Monty Roberts.
    tanx everyone for commenting