I remember back in the late 80s, the first gas station in the world, where you were able to use your plastic card and pay for your petrol. It was a big deal. There was a lot of TV coverage. I was one of the first people to use it that day, as I worked across the rd. We live in a society, that expect everything to be instant. If we want cash, we put our piece of plastic into a machine and we can get the cash out or swipe our card and the value of money is then deducted instantly from our account. We walk up to McDonald’s and if we haven’t received our food within 60 to 100 seconds we consider it too slow. We go online looking for information and the computer runs a little bit slow we get angry and frustrated because we want it instantly. All of these things have been designed and made to make our life easier. There purpose was to free up our time, so we can do other things. However, it has changed the way we think and the way we expect life to be. For instance, we often have, the mental attitude that we should be instantly good at everything we do. That simply is not true. If we want to achieve anything in life it still takes hard work and practice. Want to lose weight? Despite what all the ads tell you, it won’t happen overnight and there is no wonder product. It takes hard work. You’re not instantly a good climber. It takes practice to learn lots of different techniques. It also takes practice to build up strength and endurance. Good things don’t always come instantly. They take hard work, practice and a lot of mental strength. Next time you get angry or frustrated because something hasn’t gone your way instantly, take a step back and ask yourself; What can I do to get better at this? Have I put the time in and practice in to expect a better result If we want to change things in our lives and better ourselves it won’t happen quickly. But it will happen if we persevere and get people around us to encourage and inspire us. “Don’t give up when you don’t succeed, try and try and try again”


This person kept capsizing and could not paddle. By the end of the day they were racing their kayak and staying in it. They didn’t give up.