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On the power of thought (this is a true story, I swear πŸ˜‰): Being a platonic horse lover and an ambitious kid, when I was 10, I told my parents that one day I would win the national championship in show jumping.

They laughed.

At that time, I wasn't even taking riding lessons yet, no one else in my family was into horse riding, and my parents didn't have the necessary financial resources to support me.

Yet I persisted. I set my mind to that goal and visualized it as if it were already a reality.

Long story short, some 6 years later, on a surreal summer day, I (you can probably guess what's coming...) did win the national championship in show jumping.

The power of our thought is truly enormous, especially if you are still a kid who is not yet affected by our "rational" adult approaches as to what is possible and what is not.

I am repeatedly being reassured that things indeed work this way. Yet, we are constantly having that inner voice telling us that something is not possible, that we are incapable of doing something.

If you consciously work against that inner voice and set your mind to what you want to accomplish (without any internal doubts - just like the 10-year-old me), even "little miracles" may happen - no matter whether you want to start a business, get into a university, or learn a new skill (or indeed to win a national championship). ☺
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#throwback #horse #horses #horseriding #showjumping #showjumper #equestrian #equestrianlife #equestrians #sport #goals #championship #motivation #powerofthought #workhard #visualization #athlete #persistence #truestory #justdoit #sportlife #lovesport #instasport #sportgirl #determination #intention #mindfulness #mindful #consciousness
#tbt  On the power of thought (this is a true story, I swear πŸ˜‰): Being a platonic horse lover and an ambitious kid, when I was 10, I told my parents that one day I would win the national championship in show jumping. They laughed. At that time, I wasn't even taking riding lessons yet, no one else in my family was into horse riding, and my parents didn't have the necessary financial resources to support me. Yet I persisted. I set my mind to that goal and visualized it as if it were already a reality. Long story short, some 6 years later, on a surreal summer day, I (you can probably guess what's coming...) did win the national championship in show jumping. The power of our thought is truly enormous, especially if you are still a kid who is not yet affected by our "rational" adult approaches as to what is possible and what is not. I am repeatedly being reassured that things indeed work this way. Yet, we are constantly having that inner voice telling us that something is not possible, that we are incapable of doing something. If you consciously work against that inner voice and set your mind to what you want to accomplish (without any internal doubts - just like the 10-year-old me), even "little miracles" may happen - no matter whether you want to start a business, get into a university, or learn a new skill (or indeed to win a national championship). ☺ . . . . . . #throwback  #horse  #horses  #horseriding  #showjumping  #showjumper  #equestrian  #equestrianlife  #equestrians  #sport  #goals  #championship  #motivation  #powerofthought  #workhard  #visualization  #athlete  #persistence  #truestory  #justdoit  #sportlife  #lovesport  #instasport  #sportgirl  #determination  #intention  #mindfulness  #mindful  #consciousness 
First song attempt.

Advice I got: "For most beginner's songs out there you actually need just 4 chords"

My approach: why not pick a song that has 7 chords as the first one to learn 😁 #liveyourchallenge

Anyways, this is my version of the promised Hakuna Matata in case you didn't recognize it (I guess making such promises might keep my motivation to continue with this little project up so let's see what the next one will be 😁). It's far from perfect but I've actually spent most of the evening learning it and can't feel my left hand anymore so I guess this is it for today ☺ ❀
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#ukulele#ukuleleplayers#ukulelelove#ukelove#ukelife#fun#havingfun#hakunamatata#beginner#Isuckatbeingabeginnerbutletsdothis#music#musica#musicians#musiclovers#learning#alwayslearning#lovingthis#playingandlearning#chill#tocando#ukuleleplayer#acoustic#video#goodvibes#onlygoodvibes
First song attempt. Advice I got: "For most beginner's songs out there you actually need just 4 chords" My approach: why not pick a song that has 7 chords as the first one to learn 😁 #liveyourchallenge  Anyways, this is my version of the promised Hakuna Matata in case you didn't recognize it (I guess making such promises might keep my motivation to continue with this little project up so let's see what the next one will be 😁). It's far from perfect but I've actually spent most of the evening learning it and can't feel my left hand anymore so I guess this is it for today ☺ ❀ . . . . . . #ukulele #ukuleleplayers #ukulelelove #ukelove #ukelife #fun #havingfun #hakunamatata #beginner #Isuckatbeingabeginnerbutletsdothis #music #musica #musicians #musiclovers #learning #alwayslearning #lovingthis #playingandlearning #chill #tocando #ukuleleplayer #acoustic #video #goodvibes #onlygoodvibes 
Celebrating day 1 of my ukulele ownership by learning 4 basic chords. 😁 The funny thing is that I always used to play the violin with my eyes closed or I looked anywhere but at the instrument or the sheets, so I feel like that habit has somewhat stuck with me (no, my ceiling is not that fascinating). 😁 Otherwise absolutely in love with this new form of productive procrastination ❀ (also it's gonna be an amazing training in trying not to make stupid faces 😁)
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#ukulele #beginner #Isuckatbeingabeginnerbutletsdothis #music #musica #musiclovers #learning #alwayslearning #fun #lovingthis #playingandlearning #chill #tocando #ukuleleplayer #acoustic #instago #instalike #instadaily #instacool #video #goodvibes #onlygoodvibes
Celebrating day 1 of my ukulele ownership by learning 4 basic chords. 😁 The funny thing is that I always used to play the violin with my eyes closed or I looked anywhere but at the instrument or the sheets, so I feel like that habit has somewhat stuck with me (no, my ceiling is not that fascinating). 😁 Otherwise absolutely in love with this new form of productive procrastination ❀ (also it's gonna be an amazing training in trying not to make stupid faces 😁) . . . . . . #ukulele  #beginner  #Isuckatbeingabeginnerbutletsdothis  #music  #musica  #musiclovers  #learning  #alwayslearning  #fun  #lovingthis  #playingandlearning  #chill  #tocando  #ukuleleplayer  #acoustic  #instago  #instalike  #instadaily  #instacool  #video  #goodvibes  #onlygoodvibes 
#throwback (to very peaceful, careless times ☺) Sailing is such a deeply liberating activity. 
It sets you free. 
It liberates your very soul. 
Surrounded by the vast empty spaces of never-ending water surfaces, listening to the subtle humming of the waves crashing against the boat's flank - cannot think of many other experiences that would give you such a wonderful and unique sensation... .
(picture taken close to Capri, Italy)
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#sailing #sea #sunset #sunset_hub #sunsetporn #skyporn #sky #deepbluesea #sailstagram #sailinglovers #capri #italy #sunsets #bluesea #peaceful #total_europe #loves_europe #ig_europe #travelling #sunsetsniper #seaview #seaandthesky #travel_drops #traveling #travel #euro_shot #ok_europe #photography #amateurphotography
#throwback  (to very peaceful, careless times ☺) Sailing is such a deeply liberating activity. It sets you free. It liberates your very soul. Surrounded by the vast empty spaces of never-ending water surfaces, listening to the subtle humming of the waves crashing against the boat's flank - cannot think of many other experiences that would give you such a wonderful and unique sensation... . (picture taken close to Capri, Italy) . . . . . #sailing  #sea  #sunset  #sunset_hub  #sunsetporn  #skyporn  #sky  #deepbluesea  #sailstagram  #sailinglovers  #capri  #italy  #sunsets  #bluesea  #peaceful  #total_europe  #loves_europe  #ig_europe  #travelling  #sunsetsniper  #seaview  #seaandthesky  #travel_drops  #traveling  #travel  #euro_shot  #ok_europe  #photography  #amateurphotography 
We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We are happy to spend years of our lives getting a diploma, working hard... what for, actually? In the meantime, we have difficulty remembering we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive. 
Have you been truly alive today? - Make a point in asking this to yourself at the end of each day.
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#bealive #brainy #motivationalquotes #motivation #simple #style #happy #positivevibes #positivequotes #lifequotes #life #backtominimal #minimalism #liveon #motivate #personalmantra #matra #quotestoliveby #moments #momentslikethese #liveinthenow #influencer #livelovelaugh #justdoit #noexcuses #livethelittlethings #thehappynow #czechgirl
We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We are happy to spend years of our lives getting a diploma, working hard... what for, actually? In the meantime, we have difficulty remembering we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive. Have you been truly alive today? - Make a point in asking this to yourself at the end of each day. . . . . . . #bealive  #brainy  #motivationalquotes  #motivation  #simple  #style  #happy  #positivevibes  #positivequotes  #lifequotes  #life  #backtominimal  #minimalism  #liveon  #motivate  #personalmantra  #matra  #quotestoliveby  #moments  #momentslikethese  #liveinthenow  #influencer  #livelovelaugh  #justdoit  #noexcuses  #livethelittlethings  #thehappynow  #czechgirl 
"We are a result of the books we read, the trips we take, and the people we love"/
"Somos el resultado de los libros que leemos, los viajes que hacemos y las personas que amamos"/
"Somos o resultado dos livros que lemos, das viagens que fazemos e das pessoas que amamos"
(the original version of this is Portuguese)
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#sunny #sunnyday #sunnysunday #chilling #positivevibe #chillday #sunnyafternoon #lovelyweather #hellosunshine #instagood #quotestags #czechgirl #czech #instadaily #quoteoftheday #quotestoliveby #quotes #nature #contemplationtime #feliz #happyday #shine #domingo #tardededomingo #happy #style #simple
"We are a result of the books we read, the trips we take, and the people we love"/ "Somos el resultado de los libros que leemos, los viajes que hacemos y las personas que amamos"/ "Somos o resultado dos livros que lemos, das viagens que fazemos e das pessoas que amamos" (the original version of this is Portuguese) ❀ . . . . . . . #sunny  #sunnyday  #sunnysunday  #chilling  #positivevibe  #chillday  #sunnyafternoon  #lovelyweather  #hellosunshine  #instagood  #quotestags  #czechgirl  #czech  #instadaily  #quoteoftheday  #quotestoliveby  #quotes  #nature  #contemplationtime  #feliz  #happyday  #shine  #domingo  #tardededomingo  #happy  #style  #simple 
Pre-exam library jam (when the lighting is on point coupled with the magical properties of a good filter 😁)
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#library #bibliotheek #students #law #studying #studyinglaw #eulaw #study #coffee #coffeetime #studygram #exams #me #instadaily #workhardplayhard #workhardplayharder #student #czech #czechgirl #coffeeaddict #coffeelover #fashion #look #style #vintagefashion #minimalist #retro #retrostyle
Almost 20°C (which is practically a Dutch summer) and sunshine the whole day - couldn't resist but to take my schoolwork out to the park 😊
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#reading #students #law #studying #studyinglaw #eulaw #study #student #studygram #me #park #spring #springishere #sunshine #sunnyday #sun #instadaily #workhardplayhard #readingtime #bookstagram #book #workhard #czechgirl #czech #goodfeeling
Visiting the imposing Markthal in Rotterdam; apart from the wide array of fresh produce you can get there, there are also a number of great buffets and cafés featuring culinary delights from every corner of the globe. 😊 Read up more on how the markthal came to be at https://google.nl/amp/www.archdaily.com/553933/markthal-rotterdam-mvrdv.amp
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#architecture #architecturelovers #archilovers #architecturedaily #architecturephotography #architectureporn #rotterdam #netherlands #holland #ok_europe #instatraveling #instatravel #instagood #instadaily #instafollow #market #markthal #city #instacool #instalike #picoftheday #dailygram #travel #euro_shot #loves_europe #ig_europe #europe #travel_drops #cityphotography #amateurphotography
Visiting the imposing Markthal in Rotterdam; apart from the wide array of fresh produce you can get there, there are also a number of great buffets and cafΓ©s featuring culinary delights from every corner of the globe. 😊 Read up more on how the markthal came to be at https://google.nl/amp/www.archdaily.com/553933/markthal-rotterdam-mvrdv.amp . . . . . #architecture  #architecturelovers  #archilovers  #architecturedaily  #architecturephotography  #architectureporn  #rotterdam  #netherlands  #holland  #ok_europe  #instatraveling  #instatravel  #instagood  #instadaily  #instafollow  #market  #markthal  #city  #instacool  #instalike  #picoftheday  #dailygram  #travel  #euro_shot  #loves_europe  #ig_europe  #europe  #travel_drops  #cityphotography  #amateurphotography 
Missing these warm vibes of the Greek summer! 
Definitely on my radar for this year too.
There is no place like Greece, that's for sure 😊
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#greece #greekislands #chios #summeringreece #summer #beautiful #ok_europe #instatraveling #instatravel #instagood #instadaily #instafollow #likeforlike #likeforfollow #like4follow #instacool #instalike #picoftheday #dailygram #travel #euro_shot #loves_europe #ig_europe #europe_vacations #super_europe #europe #travel_drops #amateurphotography #topgreecephoto #wu_greece
Missing these warm vibes of the Greek summer! Definitely on my radar for this year too. There is no place like Greece, that's for sure 😊 . . . . . . . #greece  #greekislands  #chios  #summeringreece  #summer  #beautiful  #ok_europe  #instatraveling  #instatravel  #instagood  #instadaily  #instafollow  #likeforlike  #likeforfollow  #like4follow  #instacool  #instalike  #picoftheday  #dailygram  #travel  #euro_shot  #loves_europe  #ig_europe  #europe_vacations  #super_europe  #europe  #travel_drops  #amateurphotography  #topgreecephoto  #wu_greece