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Cameron Venter

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Yesterdays Eyes

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“Where there is no vision, the people perish” – Proverbs 29:18 I am one of those unfortunate people that has to rely on a pair of spectacles to see things clearly and go about my daily routine. Every so often, I have to remove the glasses and give the lenses a good clean due to dust or smudges. Before I go to sleep at night, I take my glasses off and put them on my side table. When I wake up in the morning and put them back on, there…

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Waiting on the world to change

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“We keep on waiting, waiting on the world to change…” –  John Mayer It’s commonly said that the two most definite things in this life are death and taxes. I would add change to that list. The world is constantly changing. The way people communicated and lived just a few decades ago is almost unimaginably different from how we live now. It was the management guru, Peter Drucker that said we live in the era of “constant change and increased competition”. If you are not anticipating change, you are going to…

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Taking out the Trash

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Have you ever thought about what your house would look like if you didn’t take the garbage out? I guess we don’t ever give it much thought because we do it out of habit or out of necessity. We can physically see the garbage pile up in the kitchen and when the bin is full we tie the garbage bag up and take it outside so that it can be taken away by the garbage collectors, never to be seen or smelt again. Some of the rubbish we throw out…

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Going to the movies with Jack Nicklaus

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For those of you that don’t know who Jack Nicklaus is, he is arguably the greatest golfer to have ever played the game of golf. Yes, Tiger Woods has revolutionized the game of golf over the past two decades but Jack still holds the record for the most Major tournaments won in a career. A mean feat in any era. A living legend, his golfing prowess is only surpassed by the incredible character and consummate gentleman that he is. The key to Mr. Nicklaus’ success, as it is with almost…

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The Profoundly Meaningful

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“Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things” – Denis Diderot I recently read that living out your passion can be defined as doing something that is “core to who you are” and is “a positive, intense feeling that you experience for something that is profoundly meaningful for you as an individual”. That phrase; “profoundly meaningful” stood out at me as I read that quote. It begs a deeper reflection on how we are living our lives. At what level are we living out our daily existence?…

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You Can’t Have My Cup

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There are two things I absolutely love about my morning routine. One is spending time with my wife and daughter before I go to work and the other is having my morning cup of tea. I have baby daughter and she is now at the age where she is reaching, pulling and chewing on anything she can get her little hands on, including my delightful cup of tea. The other morning, we were sitting in the lounge having our usual morning cup of tea and I had my daughter sitting…

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Denial Will Get You to the Top

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We’ve all heard it said before that if being successful, fit and wealthy was easy, everyone would be successful, fit and wealthy! But clearly that is not the case. Very few people make it to where they want to be. A small percentage of folks reach their goals, live out their purpose and make their dreams come true. This is a strange and disturbing fact because deep down inside we all want more for our lives. We want better relationships with the ones we love, we want to travel more,…

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Common Scents

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We have a beautiful garden on the ground floor of our apartment block. On certain evenings, when there is a gentle summer breeze blowing, the scents from the wild variety of flowers and plants permeate through the whole building. As you climb the staircase and walk along the passage way, the wonderful aroma of this garden arrests your attention. It truly is one of the delights of the day. In amongst all these scents is one particular scent that always stands out to me. When I smell it, I pause…

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Don’t Let Your Now Effect Your How

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We’ve all heard the goal setting seminars and we all understand in some way or other the importance of setting goals. Very seldom do we set goals and make deliberate plans for our lives. Why is this? We make plans in our daily work, we plan holidays but we don’t plan for our entire lives. I believe everyone, at some level has something they want to achieve, some dream they want to see realized, whether these dreams sit in the deep recesses of our heart and minds or whether they…

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Desirepline

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In his book Wild at Heart, John Eldridge talks about duty vs desire. He puts forward that one should do things out of a desire to do them and not out of a duty to them. He uses the analogy of buying flowers for his wife, saying that if she knew he was buying the flowers out of a “husband duty” then she wouldn’t feel as special and loved as if he had bought them out of a desire to bless her and appreciate her. This I wholeheartedly agree with….

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