Category Archives: Motivation

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 47)

Inspire a generation

I got a Father’s Day card yesterday and a box of gifts (all these on top of a delicious German toast, hot coffee and ‘jolly good fellow’ chorus). In the card, my children and dear wife had written some nice words, all very touching. My daughter, Destiny, in her note, had made reference to the […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 43)

Everything in life looks impossible until it is done. Writing a book. Running a marathon. Impacting a generation. These all are seemingly insurmountable challenges that intimidate from afar. They challenge your ability and dare your readiness to act. If you give in to fear, you will not do what you intend to do or realise […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 40)

The date was set a long while back. Now it is just round the corner. You doubt your preparation. You are at the brink of hitting the quit button. You want to run away from the challenge ahead. Before you do a “No Show”, let me encourage you with a story I recently heard. A […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 36)

Life happens. And sometimes, the happenings of life leave you bruised all over. Only the perpetually inactive stand a chance of remaining “injury-free” in life – or so they think. Yet, inactivity is not a desirable place; it damages the mind and weakens one’s resolve. When you decide to daily run your race, you also […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 33)

When you find a cause that is much bigger than you, a reason to run that reaches beyond today, a future reward that eclipses present challenges, you are likely to give your all to its pursuit. Young David, moments before taking on Goliath, asked the question: Is there not a cause? We all, on very […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 26)

The other day, I got me one of these smart, techy wristbands. The cute little thing could tell the time, track my steps, display how much distance I have covered in a day and measure my heart pulse. It can even tell me how much calories I burn each day and monitor my sleep each […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 24)

Why do people find it difficult to sustain their commitment to New Year Resolutions (NYRs)? Are NYRs even worth it seeing only a tiny percentage of those who religiously make them keep them? With a backdrop of mixed feelings about the concluding year, many make promises to themselves to do better in the new year […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 23)

I went for a run on Christmas day. Yes, with a Christmas hat on to keep my head warm! It was quite early in the morning, well before the church’s Christmas service, where I would be playing four Christmas carols on the keyboard. Oh, and well before the family woke up to finish off the […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 7)

You did it! Well done! Kudos! Awesome! Now that you’ve been there, done that, got the T-shirt and the shiny medal, what next? Are you going to relax, relapse or refocus? These questions are relevant, especially after every victory. When you expend energy and put in a lot of effort to reach a milestone, you […]

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