“You can control how hard you work, how much you prepare, your attitude, how much you cheer on your teammates, etc. If you give 100 percent to that, that’s what makes you a champion and it helps you achieve your goal to win.” — Anna Buffini
Champion equestrian, Anna Buffini, has earned many blue ribbons, accolades and awards in the sport of dressage. Up at dawn, she hones her craft with recently retired horse, Sundayboy, and works tirelessly until dusk.
She’s more than a fierce competitor; she’s been recognized by her peers for sportsmanship as well. In this episode, Brian interviews his daughter, Anna, and she shares her journey to becoming a champion.
You’ll learn why teamwork is important, even in an individualized sport like dressage; why preparation and focus are essential to performing at one’s best; and the role the little things one does daily play in becoming a winner.
Anna proves hard work and sacrifice sure pay off. The lessons she’s learned competing in the dressage arena are applicable in the business arena as well. If you want to win in business, you don’t want to miss this episode.
Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:
You can control how hard you work, how much you prepare, your attitude, how much you cheer on your teammates, etc. If you give 100 percent to that, that’s what makes you a champion and it helps you achieve your goal to win.” — Anna Buffini
“I want everyone to come together and be a team, even though it’s an individual sport.” — Anna Buffini
“I’m a fierce competitor—I want to win. But I want to compete against people at their best.” — Anna Buffini
“Together, everybody’s better.” — Anna Buffini
“The only way to achieve your goals is to help others achieve theirs.” — Zig Ziglar
“Iron sharpens iron. You make each other better by competing at your best against each other.” — Anna Buffini
“What you do in the dark brings you to the light.” — Anna Buffini
“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” — Og Mandino
“People want to achieve, but rarely do people want to pay the price.” — Brian Buffini
“[Writing goals] gives you a destination and the drive you need to get there.” — Anna Buffini
“If you’re bored with life, you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, you don’t have enough goals.” — Lou Holtz
“Don’t train emotionally.” — Günter Seidel
“Always train like an underdog.” — Carli Lloyd, U.S. Women’s Soccer
Mentioned in the episode:
Book: Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment by George Leonard
About Anna Buffini:
Dressage-News.com: Anna Buffini’s Success at CDI Under-25 in First Time in Wellington
California Riding Magazine: Horse People: Anna Buffini—Young Rider champion makes the most of many blessings
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