You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink.
You can explain why drinking water can be very helpful.
You can have an entire philosophical argument behind you for why you’re in the business of leading horses to water.
You can have a six-month plan mapped out for how to support the horse after it gets a taste of the water, and how to use the energy derived from drinking and staying hydrated.
You can have all this, and show the water, and demonstrate drinking from it.
Still, you cannot make it drink.
The horse must choose to drink. It must want to drink, even to get a taste. It must be thirsty for it, and see in it a chance to do and be what it can’t do and be now.
Keep your eyes wide open for thirsty horses.