- The Secret: There really is no secret, hard work really is the way to make things happen. Talent is good, but it's not the be all and end all in human endeavours and is often overrated. I'm faster than probably 90% of the people that I've run against. I'm stronger than almost anyone I know in wrestling type stuff, which is a huge head start, but I haven't really done anything with it. Work harder.
- Timing is almost everything: I should have done this 10 years ago, it would have been a lot easier.
- Struggling is good for the soul: Going to training (not doing something just because you don't feel like it is not a good reason not to do something), wanting to give up during training, not having the option to eat as often as I'd like, playing hurt, living below the poverty line."All these things shall give [me] experience and be for [my] good."
- I am not an electron: I can't be in two places at once. In rugby league you fully commit to running a line and then you run it. I'm used to hanging back, not fully jumping in because I want to keep my options open. This approach has it's place, but if you want to get stuff done eventually you're going to have to make a decision.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
on the way home
I returned to NZ recently on urgent family business and I thought that that may have been the end of my dream to play minor league league in Australia. Reality had unfortunately set in and was leaning toward issuing my marching orders. No job, no money, no house, no way. Fortunately the fates smiled upon my predicament and certain generous parties, whom I shall thank in a less public forum, stepped up to the plate and hit a grand slam, consequently I'm back at home base (the new one on the Gold Coast). I thought it wise to reflect on the lessons of this year thus far, thankfully the journey's not over yet and I can still put them into practice.