Setting goals: are we setting ourselves and our horses up to succeed or to fail? This depends on how we go about setting these goals. Ask yourself: is my goal realistic and achievable? When we break our end goal down into many smaller steps (i.e. segment our goals), it allows us to have many ‘mini-successes’ en route to reaching the final one. Be content with the little successes you've achieved at each step and celebrate these, rather than ‘pushing just a little bit more’.
So while you keep your eyes on your end goal, don't forget to stop and enjoy the steps along the journey towards reaching it.