This month we take stock; many big projects we have been a part of have come to an end.
The 100km Sunrise to Sunset Magalies Biosphere Woman’s Walk is done and dusted. Everything went well,
notwithstanding the rain and misty circumstances of Day 1.
Many bystanders wondered if the ladies will start walking!! Later during the day, people wondered if the hikers are quitting…all endured,
gritted their teeth, dug deeper and finished a grueling, wet, challenging 28km, the first installment of a 100km journey.
Looking back, reflecting and pondering over the reviews and feedback sheets submitted by participants, it struck me that so many listed that extreme day,
Day 1, as their favorite / highlight of the whole experience.
Is it because of the part it played in the bigger picture…because all knew that if they would quit or bail out of that portion, the ultimate goal would have slipped away!
The 100km medal would become 75km medal…not what they signed up for!
It hammered home the importance of having a goal, A SERIOUS, GREAT, WAY-OUT GOAL!
All parents and participants in the South African Championships of the Performing Arts had the same goal – they are all focussing on the “GOLD”,
almost with the attitude of “at all/at any cost”. They spend time, practise time, money on clothes, traveling, accommodation etc. all for that one GOAL.
Just remember Young or Old – Nothing is impossible.