The ability to do the remarkable
I watched an interview with Aaron Smith, the All Blacks’ halfback, recently where he said Tony Brown said that he could be more of an attacking player. He had everything a good halfback needed, but he could also add the x-factor to his attack. And that’s what he did. If you watch him play, you can see that x-factor in motion, it’s really quite exciting to watch, if you like rugby that is.
Well, about 15 years ago I was playing for a team above my age grade (we did this often for the experience) in waterpolo. I recall one game where the coach was encouraging us to be more aggressive. I said I was going to score some goals, and I did just that, despite being a weaker player in terms of age.
I guess what I’m saying is that we all have the potential to do the extraordinary, but sometimes we just need a reminder of that. Sometimes all it takes is the right words at the right time, or sometimes it just takes a tiny spark of inspiration. Never forget that you have the ability to do the remarkable.
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Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.
I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.
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