Your Glory Days- The present, not the past!

Glory Days- The present,not the past!

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Track race CB Junior SchoolPeople talk about glory days like it’s always in the past, 10 or 15yrs, or even 20yrs ago or when they were at high school, but I have never really understood this at all.

Surely our glory days need to be in the present and what we’ve done in the past is great, but this is past, its what we are doing right now, today, every day that matters…weather that be, a goal you have set for yourself, your family, or a holiday with your wife and or kids, a half marathon you have always wanted to run.

These are your glory days, each and every day, so go out there and live them and take the time to create and weave the magic, create the memories that are, each & every day, your glory days.

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todos3If there is anything you want to do in your life, set that goal, write it down, dream about it, see it, work hard at it, believe in it, stay determined, stay focused and above all else, never ever, ever give up on it, until you achieve it.

  • 30 yrs ago, as a kid, I dreamed about racing the biggest and fastest racing yachts around the world and get paid to do it, I didn’t know if I could, but then I started believing I could and then took daily steps and actions and trained towards making it happen, until 15 yrs ago, I did.
  • 25 yrs ago, as a teenager, I dreamed about surfing the biggest waves in the world. I didn’t know if I could do it, but then I started believing I could and then took daily steps and actions & trained towards making it happen, until 10yrs ago, I did.
  • 15 yrs ago, as an adult, I dreamed about getting invited into the Titans of Mavericks Big Wave event, surfing in it and winning it. I didn’t know if I could do it, but then I started believing I could and then took daily steps and actions and trained towards making it happen, until 3yrs ago, I did.
  • 6 yrs ago, in my mid thirties, I dreamed about setting a new Guinness World record for the longest Open Ocean distance paddled of 131km in 12 hours on a Stand up paddleboard. I didn’t know if I could do it, but then I started believing I could and then took daily steps and actions & trained towards making it happen, until last year, I did.
  • 4 yrs ago, in my late thirties, I dreamed about making a movie & writing a book on my life story, I didn’t know if I could do it, but then I started believing I could and then took daily steps and actions & working towards making it happen, until this year, I did.
  • 2 yrs ago, I dreamed about competing in and sailing in the World Windsurf Speed Challenge, on the Speed Canal in Luderitz, Namibia, I didn’t know if I could do it, but then I started believing I could and then took daily steps and actions & trained towards making it happen, until 5 days ago, I did. 🙂

IMG_3388 IMG_2317 IMG_1346 Mavericks Big Wave Final CB 2010We all have fears and doubts in our life, that hinder us from our goals and dreams, but once you realize that today, right here, right now are your glory days and you are the creator of your own destiny, you are the Captain of your ship, you are the dream weaver of your own future, your own destiny and if you truly believe strongly enough in yourself, if you believe in the power of dreams and have the courage to be able to follow them through, then you can truly achieve anything, as nothing’s impossible, unless you believe it to be…

 

These are your glory days

 

The Need for Speed!

An amazing couple days speed sailing, something I always dreamed of doing, sailing and cracking a top speed of 45.05knts, with one pretty intense crash, no broken bones, one, very bruised ball, one broken carbon boom & harness line, but met the most amazing bunch of friends that will last a lifetime…A strong reminder, that it’s not the destination that counts, but enjoying the people, the friendships created, the magic moments & the journey along the way.. Thanks to everyone for making this an epic experience & one I will never forget..

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I’m only driving back from Namibia now, working up there, seeing new accounts & expanding our business..Driving back gives you time to look back and reflect..Its been epic! Amazing Namibian scenery, dry, arid and beautiful..Speed week was a breath of fresh air, a new challenge, to test myself, do something different..but met the most amazing people..The speed sailing crew are just the most awesome crew, friendly sharing and giving like you never would imagine..I don’t think I ended up sailing with one item of my own equipment in the end besides, my wetsuit and harness..one Andrea Baldini board, Erik Beale fin & sail, Johnny van der Vyver Boom, Alberto Possati harness lines and weight jacket, Hennie Bredenkamp’s guidance, Mitch Wagstaff with the sail numbers and the whole crew’s wisdom and advice on rigging and Seb & Sophie’s help to be able to come and compete amongst the worlds best.. I learnt that this event wasnt for me about breaking a world record, but merely about pushing & challenging myself and evolving, but even more importantly it was about the people, the friendship, the sharing, the caring and spirit of helping from the brotherhood and knights of Speed! Knights of the Brotherhood of speed, I salute you and thank you..until we meet again, at over 43knts..

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— with Alberto Possati and 7 others.