Passion,desire,committment....go grab it ....its free.
I thought it fitting that i write about how i feel about achieving things we all want to do and how we can get to them when it all seems a long way off and out of focus.This came about after 2 things happened recently .No 1 i was talking to a mate about big wave surfing and board design in particular and the 2nd was kelly slaters history breaking win .I was commenting to my freind that this new board looked pretty good and what he thought my chances were of successfully riding this board in large surf was , i was expecting him to tell me what type ,size,fin set up i would need and answers i could buy,but the thing he said was 'mate what will ultimately throw you over the edge of a big wave is not how good this board is or whether it worked or didnt work for someone else, it is the desire or a big heart , ' i was surprized but knew instantly what he meant because when you want something enough you will make it happen.Surfing some big days in Hawaii some years back was a dream come true but only now i really understand the hows and whys i did these things clearly. I started to think about my life and others in which we all need to enpower this spark within all of us. For me of late i have discovered alot about myself from stand up paddle boarding ,what ive done or acheived in this life so far has come from pure enjoyment and from that passion that flows deep to do it, its followed by the desire to do something ,then you need to committ to it all .And thats when No2 comes in how kelly slater uses these just tools to be successful in his life at his choosen thing is amazing ,to say the least ,and the levels that he goes to with his passion ,desire,committment. But this is all out there for everyone and its free .Whether its 11 world surfing titles or playing the fiddle well after learning it all year ,we all need the passion ,desire ,committment to keep us interested and modervated .My mate jamie mitchell is another man that must have these great tools at work inside his brain to achieve 10 wins in a row at the molokai channel crossing race.This is another example of passion ,desire ,committment on a high level.
We all have it in us ,and how we use it can define who we become, but whether it be your name in lights on broadway or being able to be stoked with running 5 kms in a good time, the same applys to all of us. And like all of us to we need to have resolve and direction with what ever we are doing, we need to have passion,desire and committment within our lives to achieve what we want to do .I set myself small goals that ultimately i hope they leed to the main goal,but do i think about the actually goal? Always but just in the distance of being passionate about it, and knowing that i really want to do it[desire]and finally saying 'right im going to committ to this and having a plan to back my committment,ive found it works but external factors are also at play,but its there in motion.On my small scale steps...And guess what .
Its free, its in all of us ,you just need to have a bit of a look, but i didnt say its easy, as in all things great.But what ive found is i really need to feel like ive earnt it, to feel real success.Hope you can take something postitive out of this .....till next time....more frothing....see you in the water.
In this photo frank ,and Greg and me at Hobie usa headquarters 2 guys that are passionate about sup.