A Ziplining Lesson

Recently, I went on a work trip. Part of the trip took us to Y.S. Falls where I tried 5 ziplines for the first time. Like any first experience of that active nature, I didn’t quite know how to feel but as the experience continued, I picked up a couple lessons on the way.

Before we could start, we were locked into the relevant gear including helmets. As we stood waiting for all our team members to be geared-up, we had a couple of persons who had done it already and they were the ones who tried to alleviate some of our fears. However, in talking, these were the ones who made facing the experience even more fearful.My level of fear was slowing vamping up as I stood listening. I realised then that whilst God has not given me a spirit of fear, fear could be found within the uncertainty of excelling at the unknown and from external factors like well-meaning individuals. At that point I stopped listening and told myself that I could do it.

The walk to the first zipline was long especially since I haven’t done any exercise in months. Again I found myself wavering as my lungs struggled for air and my knees protested and threatened to buckle. Just when I was about to give in to my wavering mind and protesting body, I reached the top and it was beautiful! From this experience, another lesson emerged. The hardest step to fulfilling your dream is the preparation stage to beginning. Sometimes everything will seem to be against you as you try to put things in place. You may even consider giving up but if you hold out, your destination (starting point) will be incredibly beautiful. With everything in place, you will be filled with an incredible pride and satisfaction as you stand on the brink of conquering the world.

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Put Your Heart In It

In July of 2010, this song rang throughout an auditorium filled with youngsters full of dreams as they headed on to 6th form and university.

As 2016 came to a close, the chorus of this song played repeatedly in my head. “When you put your heart in it, it can take you anywhere…” This is the key lesson I learned in 2016. Put your heart in it! That’s the action I bid you to adopt in 2017.

If you want your spiritual life to soar, put your heart in it. If you want your professional and personal life to soar, put your heart in it. Become an honorary Wolmerian and adopt the Wolmers’ Group of Schools “Age Quod Agis” motto. Whatever you choose to do in 2017, do it well. Whatever you set your heart on in 2017, execute well. PUT YOUR HEART IN IT!!! No more halfhearted attempts! When you execute well on the first opportunity, I can assure you that you will live without regrets.

As you step into 2017 with purpose, I wish you all the love, joy, happiness and good things that the Lord has in store for you in 2017. May the favor of God continually smile upon you as you PUT YOUR HEART IN IT!

XOXO,
Chañel.