Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Real Secret of Success

"The real secret of success is enthusiasm.
You can do anything if you have enthusiasm.
Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hope rise to the stars.
Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eye, it is the swing in your gait, the grip of your hand,
the irresistible surge of your will, and your energy to execute your ideas.
Enthusiasts are fighters.
They have fortitude, they have staying qualities.
Enthusiasm is behind all progress.
With it there is accomplishment.
Without it there are only alibis!"

-Walter P Chrysler

Doing anything in life but in particular with Ironman racing, you need to have enthusiasm to enjoy what you do but more importantly you need it to be successful in what you do.

This quote from Walter P Chrysler is one of the things I live by and I carry this small card with this quote in my pocket and have a look at it quite often.

I can't wait to test out my speed suit tomorrow morning. Although they told me not the swim with it in a chlorine swimming pool, I just need to try it out. Will give it a good rinse after the swim.

Dejone played two netball games today and I am so disappointed that I missed them but I had two meeting today which kept me busy the whole day and then there was a serious staff issue with the cleaners that had to be sorted out. After all of this I couldn't believe it when I saw what time it was.

She was so happy as they won both games and it was big scores.
The first game they won 13-0 and the second one 13-1. I promised her I will attend the next game.

Tomorrow is also the launch of the new VW Golf(6th generation) and the annual Volkswagen awards evening, so it is going to be an exciting day and a late evening.

Today's workout
Gym: 46 min, 428 kcal.


  1. Johan, I've been meaning to ask, what shoes did you end up wearing for the Ironman?

  2. Hi Bryan
    I used the Asics, they were soo wet, but luckily no blisters. I was just to scared to go with the Zoot racers seeing that I've not gone the distance with them. I will test the Zoots on longer distances for my training and plan on going sockless in Kona