Had a good recollection of my father this morning. He taught me, among many other things, how to ride a horse on our farm when I was young.
He was fond of telling me, when the horse wouldn't do what I wanted, "Joe, you gotta be smarter than the horse.". Calmly, leaning on a fence post, advising but not bailing me out. " Be smarter than the horse."
And there are days and those words still encourage me.