As I was watching the Kentucky Derby on TV, I saw my own life and many of our FastBraiin clients played out right in front of me. All the trained quarter horses, intentionally bred to run, were first led into a small holding chute. You could tell many did not want to be still or stuck in such small places. Watching, I found my own FastBraiin pretending I was one those horses; or even the jockey, let me out of here I want to run.
The rain was pouring down. The rails were packed with eager attendants. Then the gate opens up, and the announcer yells, “AND THEY ARE OFF!”
I looked at those thoroughbreds exploding from the gate, lunging with all their force to do what they do, RUN! Not a single horse stopped and gazed around. None were slowly walking or remarking, “Look at all the people, what a rainy day, sure do not want to get muddy!”
They rounded the first turn. The horses began to spread out. Front runners were racing hard, giving it their all, some in the middle were attempting to find their pace and place, and some in the rear were developing their stride, not wanting to expend their energy too soon. All of them were going, and going hard at different levels.
Everyone in the crowd was yelling, as if screaming and yelling was going to make their favorite horse go faster, yet that is exactly what happened—the horses went faster. The crowd continued to cheer for more and more speed, and the horses continued to respond. Close to the third turn, the last place horse did what we all wanted him to do—He began to speed up. He began to find a quicker stride. His pace increased, and he began to pass one horse after another. The horse wanted to go wide and go around, but the jockey knew when to ask for more, and instead guided him through small openings in the pack. The speed was increasing, but under control and in the confines of a good racing lane. This fast horse was being guided by an experienced jockey.
Faster and faster all the horses ran. The crowd grew louder and louder. Then all of a sudden this once last place horse was out in front and crosses the finish line with the lead. The crowd erupts.
As I witnessed this victory, I was imagining myself as the horse and jockey. And then as I began reflecting on the event, it hit me. God had not created this powerful horse to be a plow horse. The horse was created to be a runner, and to excel at running. There is nothing wrong with plowing and sure footedness, but this horse was a race horse.
I knew I was born with a fast brain.
I needed to embrace it and I needed those who know me and love me to embrace it.
After the race, the jockey said, “That horse wants to go fast. I help steer, encourage, and guide, but then . . . I just let him run.”
FastBraiin people are created with brains that go fast. We at FastBraiin want to help those with ADHD / FastBraiin. Our mission is to help steer, encourage, guide, and then . . . let them run.
Let’s make a plan.