Your Melbourne Cup Runneth Over
It is the Monday before Melbourne Cup.
For many, the excitement is building about the “race that stops a nation”.
The trainers have been working hard to get the horses ready. The horses have been doing most of the work to get themselves ready (whether they know it or not). The venue staff have been making the place look beautiful, getting the food and beverages ready and working on people logistics. The bookies are doing their research to make sure they know what odds they need to put out there. Everybody involved is getting ready.
The place is abuzz with excitement – particularly because this is a carnival is not just for Melbourne Cup but for many races as the carnival lasts for over a week.
But what about the jockey? The humble person dressed in bright colours who seems to perch precariously on the back of the majestic beast and control the run towards victory. The Australian Medical Journal has research showing that the job of jockey is THE MOST DANGEROUS JOB ON LAND (with only offshore fisherman being more dangerous).
What mental courage to head back out into a gladiator like battle time and time again. Ignoring the odds and managing the risks to strive for victory.
They must have such a strong drive for success and commitment to their goal.
Sitting in our comfy workplaces in relative safety, how can we have that same drive for success? How can we stay commited when we want to give it up?
Bright, colourful, silk covered hats off to the jockeys. The real heroes of the Melbourne Cup.
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