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The magic of thinking big
In his iconic book, The Magic of Thinking Big, David J. Schwartz leads the reader through a discussion on how to be successful using a lot of mental techniques that we all use daily. Sometimes however, we forget to use them in the most important areas of our life.
Often, when the going gets tough, we want to roll over, go to bed and close the drapes, believing that problems will evaporate. Not so. The only way to tackle problems is to charge head on at them.
Anyone who has watched the action movie Bravo 20 with Sean Bean will have watched the gripping scene of an SAS patrol, vastly outnumbered, yet charging towards a much better equipped foe with all the gusto they can muster in the circumstance. In the end, they terrorize their enemy with the ferocity of their attack - they thought big.
So, taking a leaf out of the SAS book, my life is often head on, full tilt and for many, including my wife, a little fast paced.
At the moment I am heads down with my business partner, Andre Voskuil planning what will likely be the biggest expedition of my life. To date I have had some great adventures, but the best (and biggest) is yet to come. I have had the privilege of climbing, flying and racing with some of the most amazing adventurers. The next chapter of my life however, will be very different.
Over the coming months we will make some announcements as to how you can follow along, join in and support what is sure to be a world changing event. A global first in the realm of aviation.
As usual I want to support the charity that my wife and I founded several years ago... www.rally4life.org. With your help and support we will be able to bring more families around the world life saving water.
In the meantime, we have to get planning, training and preparing for a long, audacious and frankly, massive project.
First on the list of jobs to do is to get a pilot’s license... stay tuned as we fill you in and join us as we progress towards this exciting project.
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