— Henri Frederic Amiel
We were fortunate to have the seven round-the-world sail contestants in the Volvo Ocean Race here in Cape Town the past two weeks or so. Look, this is a tough race. The two in-port race events I witnessed lasted less than an hour and the crews were exhausted, let alone a nine month race around the globe.
The question that came up in my mind is why would anyone sacrifice their social life, health and own life for a race?
The answer is that that eludes so many of us.
Because they want to, they are passionate about sailing, about the event, about the adventure and the sacrifice is nothing compared to being able to be part of this race.
The energy that radiates form passionate people differs vastly from depressed, unhappy bored people. Only you know what you are passionate about.
Imagine you could be doing something you feel so strong and passionate about? Money? Imagine you could escape the peer pressure of a new car, fancy house and lifestyle and do what you love.
Passions change – that’s why it is elusive.
Life is short. Make it count.
Follow the race at www.volvooceanrace.com