June 14, 2010



There is so much to hope for in life, based on such a powerful concept. Sports, work, love, trust, friendships – these are all things in our lives that rely quite plentifully on hope as a major part of the puzzle.

Wikipedia says: Hope is a belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one’s life. Hope is the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best.

Sounds like a worthwhile investment if you are into the whole positive living thing. Belief being the critical factor here. Belief is a very necessary ingredient to our lives and it’s easy to find examples at the moment as thousands of sports spectators are in our beautiful country to celebrate the World Cup Finals of Football. They believe in their teams, in the preparation of their teams. The hope stems from that. That they will bring the cup home, or stand up to the bigger, more established countries and do their own team, their own countries proud.

How the British media has climbed into their poor goalie for his fumble on Saturday has been atrocious. There is no hope in modern media and this saddens me. We rumble from one negative story to another and positive stories make the bottom corner on page 14. Cultivating a society filled with hope is amazing. Being an active part of the transformation of our own Bafana Bafana in the last 6 months is proof that society can do it.

A year ago we didn’t have any hope for our team, but with the kaizen approach we have a team we believe in now. Players who believe they can make the difference to a score line. I saw it first hand on the streets (and in the bars – eish) of Slaapstad last Friday. This infectious belief has our nation filled with hope, that powerful emotion. That is what we are feeling when we are all repeating “Feel it, it is here”. That hope that all will run smoothly during the festival, that our team is going to make it to Round 2. That the weather will play along.

It is all going well. Hope is reigning here, right now. It’s a special time. Make sure you are a part of it in some way.

Have a great week.

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