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Breaking “impossible” barriers

World Record, Eliud Kipcho, Human, Finish, Wining, ImpossibleAbout a month ago I wrote about testing the limits and how Roger Bannister was the first man to do the “impossible” by running a mile in less than 4 minutes. I then said that “it is our achieving and ambitious nature that enables us to still set new world records.” After the four minute barrier was shattered it was like a floodgate that opened and the new world record lasted for only 46 days and within one year 37 runners also broke the 4 minute barrier.

Two world records

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Rugby World Cup Fever

rugby, world cup, japan, 2019, rugby world cup 2019On the eve of the 2019 Rugby World Cup kick-off in Japan, I think as South Africans, we have a more positive expectation for the Springboks to perhaps go all the way to the final than a couple of seasons ago.

There is a much bigger consensus about the players selected for the tournament and after winning the Rugby Championship trophy earlier this year I think we all feel that the Springbok coach has a workable strategy in place.

Concerted effort

Winning a world cup is a concerted effort of ... continue reading

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Testing the limits

paragliding, sky, mountains, to far, risk, goHow much is enough? How much money will be enough? A universal answer remains “somewhat more than I have at present.” Once at an auction where a farmer sold one of his farms another farmer asked him what he’s gonna do with all the extra money? He answered that he’ll just add it to the rest of his money.

How many coffee shops?

At the moment I am sitting in a coffee shop and I wonder how many coffee shops in a town would be enough? Coffee shops at present ... continue reading

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Are you one of the lucky ones?

Gary Player, Golf, Luck, Lucky, PracticeOn our way back from Bonnievale where my wife and I enjoyed a weeklong breakaway, I saw a billboard near Robertson advertising Cloverfield wines and restaurant. Their logo caught my eye and made me turn back to take a photograph. It reads “Hope, Faith, Love, Luck – We have it all.” Sounds like a happy place be.

What are the chances?

But what are the chances that luck will lead to you becoming successful in life? I once read that it is estimated the chances are one in two million ... continue reading

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The Camino and other walks of life

Camino, Santiago, French, Walk, LifeMany people annually walk the Camino de Santiago which ends at the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of Saint James are buried. Many follow different routes (some longer, some shorter) as a form of spiritual path or retreat.

The French Way

The French Way (Camino Francés) is the most popular (60% of pilgrims) of the routes of the Camino de Santiago which is also known as the ancient pilgrimage route.

It starts on the French side of the Pyrenees ... continue reading

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2 Sam 12:25 “So he called his name Jedidiah because of the Lord.”

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