I lay in bed at 04:30 this morning, after getting up for a short while, and was thinking about sleeping in until 06:30.
Robin Sharma‘s recent email kept beating in my head so I had no option but to get back out of bed and head to the harbour and then beach to watch the sunrise.
I didn’t want to “lose” my membership in the 5 am Club!
“The moment you think you’re amazing is the moment you lose the very mentality (and spirit) that made you amazing. On the arrival of uncommon success, the human tendency is:
1. For humility to become eroded and arrogance to creep in
2. To lose the fire that got you into The 5 am Club, kept you pushing to be the best & moved you to persist against all that fear could put in your way
3. To rest on your laurels and fall into the seduction of thinking that what made you successful will keep you successful
And so, as you navigate your rise to world-class, avoid “the catastrophe of success”. Own your Craft. Live your Genius. Lift our World” ~ Robin Sharma
Canon G3X used for all photos, minor adjustment in LR only
Royal Natal Yacht Club, Point Yacht Club and Moyo Ushaka – location
5 Star Durban #durbantours #durbantourism #tourdurban #durban
Good morning Durban!
“WORK IS WORSHIP: Feel that your body is a moving temple of God, and that your office or house or business is a big temple, and that all your activities, such as talking, eating, breathing, seeing, hearing and reading are offerings unto God. All work is worship of God if it is performed in the right spirit. It leads to God” – Sri Swami Sivananda
Canon G3X, F5.6, ISO 640, SS 1/640 sec.
06h56 Sunday 26-06-2016 uShaka Beach
“Your time to POP will soon come.
Did you know that Popcorns are normally fried in the same pot, in the same oil, at the same time and under the same heat conditions, but they do not all pop at the same time.
When flood comes, fish eat ants and when the flood recedes, ants eat fish.
Only time matters.
To make soap, oil is required. But to clean oil, soap is required. This is the irony of life. Everybody needs somebody at one point in time.
Do not despise or treat anyone with scorn. There is a time for everything and for everyone. Keep trusting and waiting on God.
Your time to POP will soon come” – Unknown (via Derek Gravett on Facebook)
“A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.” ~ John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog
This is my favourite photo of yesterday’s photo shoot with Prakash, David and Lee-Ann. There are another 140 photos but this particular one shows what most the others don’t: a bond of unconditional love. Straight after I took it I showed Prakash and grinned; my shoot was sealed.
Today most of the IG groups are meeting in and around Durban today. After last night’s Glenwood 1986 Reunion – 30 Years I’m not feeling photography fit.
Canon 6D, 17-40L, F9, ISO 640, 1/200 sec, @ 40mm
#durban #ilovedurban #beauty #sunset #photography #durbantourism#southafrica #EarthDay #LifeonEarthWWIM13 #NatGeoEarthDay#WWIM13 #LifeonEarth #WWIM13durban
“I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning” ~ J. B. Priestley
A summer sunrise in Durban (not this morning)
This photo was taken in Durban South Africa.
My next set of posts that follow will detail some of my recent travels through India.