What if this fear is simply excitement with a PR problem?

What if this FEAR is simply EXCITEMENT with a PR problem?

What if this buzzing, niggling and tingling feeling is actually the EXCITEMENT of crossing the threshold of our current limitations? What if this is the SIGN that this is exactly what you need to do next??

I believe that the magic of life is found beyond our comfort zones... in crossing the threshold of our past limitations and exploring new possibilities for ourselves and our bodies we discover the sublime feeling of ‘aliveness’ and experience real adventure, meaning and growth.

BUT our brain is hardwired to keeping us safe - from both real and PERCEIVED dangers. By keeping us in our comfort zones, this is a very effective way for the brain to meet its core KPI’s and limit our exposure to the NEW and potentially dangerous by default, by keeping us in a box of our own construct. A bit like a corrupt Institution, it is in the best interests of your brain to re-brand excitement and re-package possible adventure as FEAR and possible death.


Your brain subscribes to the theory that it is hard to damage a toy in its box. But the question is… do you want to be the unopened toy on the shelf?

Or do you want to find the magic of life and explore new horizons and breakthrough to new results?

I’d love to know what has got you on the edge of your seat right now; and what fears you are going to repackage as the EXCITEMENT and ADVENTURE that they actually are?

I can’t wait to see you flip the coin!

Love Stef xx


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About Me:

Hello! I'm Stef Winwood and I’m a Dressage rider, breeder and mindset coach combining my lifetime of riding and teaching with my NLP training for riding success. I am so passionate about helping riders like you transform your riding results from fearful and stuck to courageous and joyful.

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