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Passion – Being in the Zone

Love, Work, “Often people are very good at things they do not really care for,” says Sir Ken Robinson, a professor in Education, in his Ted Talk Bring on the Learning Revolution. But the things that will set you apart are the things that you are naturally good at combined with passion.

Robinson’s book The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything has been translated into 23 languages and has sold over a million copies worldwide.

Time

“It’s about passion”, says Robinson, “and what excites our spirit and our energy. ... continue reading

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Becoming what I never thought I’d be

John Denver, Old SchoolIn 1981 John Denver had a hit song written by Dick Feller called Some Days Are Diamonds. On the contrary the song also says that “some days are stones.”

Later in the song he contemplates –
“Now the face that I see in my mirror
More and more is a stranger to me
More and more I can see there’s a danger

In becoming what I never thought I’d be.

Dreams

When young we all have dreams of what we would someday like to be or would like to ... continue reading

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Age of Options

There is an interesting workshop at Harvard Business School called Age of Options according to Bob Buford in his book Halftime. The purpose of this workshop is to ensure participants

that their next career phase is fulfilling and imbued with purpose.

It helps participants reassess their career development paths and define future choices in terms of personal needs and inclinations.”

75 years ago

My parents and their peers grew up during the time of the Great Depression in the 1930’s and started working toward the end of WW2. People ... continue reading

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Game plan

Plan Green board FootbalAfter some of the rugby matches during the past tour of the Springbok rugby team to the Northern Hemisphere, people speculated about the Boks game plan and whether there was one at all.

Second Half

We all know about games where a team being miles behind at halftime, came back during the second half to win the game. Then we would often speculate about what the coach told them in the cloak room during the break.

A game plan therefore boils down to a good deal of planning for what

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The future is all we have

History

The one subject I never enjoyed at school was History. To memorise all those names and dates was certainly not my favourite pastime, to put is euphemistically. I therefore quit the subject at the earliest possible opportunity, only to find myself in History class for another two years as a student at Teacher’s College.

But that was not the end of my misery. Some years later I studied Economics at the university and to my surprise, economic history was part of the curriculum. To be honest to memorise those ... continue reading

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

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