For a change, this post is not about food photography or travel.
However, the topic is a tool or medicine definitely needed by all three for there to be any measure of success.
Rewind: Timol, Roscoe and I are just back home from a weekend away. It was planned the day before we left.
The destination was an hour away on the Natal North Coast; a little cottage about 50 metres from the sea.
All cellular telephones, radios and televisions were turned off.
It was a weekend of beach walks, seashell collecting, fishing, reading, talking, sleeping and exploring the Old North Coast Road on the way home (with a stop-off at La Lucia to do some more fishing).
It was a good time to finish Who Will Cry When You Die? (Robin Sharma) and think about making one’s life far more meaningful.
I love a good old dose of motivation, a huge big dose on a regular basis to be more precise.
My favourite quote, or at least one of them I should say, is by Mary Anne Radmacher:
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”
Those words are so powerful and encouraging.
And when your little voice has spoken; and you are prepared to try again tomorrow, then grow your confidence with this from source unknown:
“Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle… when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”
Before I move out the spotlight, let me also share my top-two power tunes.
Some of the lyrics just get me buzzing with juiced-up powerful motivation.
I won’t reveal their identities in the hope that you will click, listen and also feel the positive energy:
Well now that I have hopefully set the mood, please take a good look at something I can only describe as a treasure chest of personal growth ammunition.
The ultimate personal growth guide by Goodlife Zen offers, among others, the following titles:
10 Answers You Should Know Before Your Job Interview
20 Tips that Got Me an IT Promotion
How to Start Freelancing Without Quitting Your Job
How to Lose Your Fear of Being Fired
How to Motivate Others
How to Make Lots of Money During a Recession
Man’s (Career) Search for Meaning
3 Areas You Must Invest in During a Recession
Fear of Flying: Facing the Fear of Success
10 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Job
Dead Man Working
Scaling Simplicity-Driven Entrepreneurship
Why I hope the Free Brigade is Wrong
The Business of Forgiveness
The Best Decline Letter of All-Time: Edmund Wilson
A 12 Step Strategy to Refit Your Blog to the Social Web in 2010
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I have saved the link for future use; for one day when I need that one article / idea that’s going to make all the difference.
Was it a trip an hour out of Durban or a travel adventure on the road of life?