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Motivation – HITTING THE WALL in RUNNING and in LIFE

I started my running journey in September 2015 and it has been an incredible year and a half. I’ve managed to complete the The Ultimate Human Race, and other marathons and ultra marathons in between but my most testing ones have been over the last few months. The last few months tested my resolve and tested my ability to experience some ...

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Motivation: Letting Go

LETTING GO The truth only hurts if it disempowers you but in order to empower yourself you need to let go. Sometimes when I speak about my past some people think its because I’m still in pain. The truth is I reflect through speaking, so thats when I learn and grow, I understand my learning style. So I don’t speak ...

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Motivation: All things are difficult before they are easy

“All things are difficult before they are easy.” Thomas Fuller The path towards success is like climbing a never ending flight of stairs. Each step, another obstacle to overcome. Each step, another mistake to learn from. Each step, another closed door opened. Success is not for the meek. It requires a warrior mindset. When you have a warrior mindset, each ...

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Limits to Growth

THE LIMITS TO GROWTH What’s happened in the world is that we have been treated by big business like sheep, all looking the same and eating grass, all happy with being sold generic products yet we all know that we are born unique but afraid to be divorced from the masses. And then we become impatient and intolerant around those ...

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Getting motivated and staying motivated

Getting motivated and staying motivated I’ve been on a two week slug fest, one with running where I experienced the most difficult of runs, even if i ran a PB. I lost all motivation for running subsequent to that and having been struggling to get myself going again. Not only is my mind fighting me but my body is also letting ...

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Spiritual – Truth and Grace

Truth and Grace Sometimes I say the wrong things, well according to me I say the rights things and perhaps I don’t articulate it in the right manner. In other words I don’t mince words to protect someone’s ego. Sometimes I get a stare from my other half, I stare that says “Jerome, how could you”. I’ve been this way ...

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Curiosity and why your survival depends on it

When I finished school I though I’d made it, many people on the cape flats consider matric to be the ultimate prize. One has to understand the culture and history of the people to understand why this is such and important milestone. But I had another goal, a goal of completing my degree, of becoming a chartered accountant and that ...

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Being of Service

So I recently entered a store where a young lady was sweeping the floor. When I reached the till to pay for my goods, there was only one cashier. The manager then called the young lady to assist at another till. I could see the irritation on her face and that’s how she served me with this irritated expression. Where ...

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A marathon or a horse race

When I started running I never thought I’d so quickly get to run my first marathon, I did not realize the formula I was using was one that anyone can use. In a marathon everyone is a winner, the atmosphere is vibrant before and after the race with everyone being nervous at the start and then sharing war stories afterwards. ...

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