Crossing The Sahara Desert…

I’m delighted to announce that I’ve completed my latest Challenge and World Record Attempt, crossing the Sahara Desert while keeping a football under control… Challenge Sahara taught me so much but the stand out lesson for me was following the process and not the prize. Every big task is just a series of very small […]



I’m delighted to announce that I’ve completed my latest Challenge and World Record Attempt, crossing the Sahara Desert while keeping a football under control…

Challenge Sahara taught me so much but the stand out lesson for me was following the process and not the prize. Every big task is just a series of very small parts stuck together, we faced a sand storm on the first 2 days which resulted in us covering less distance than we expected. Even though I didn’t want to admit it a big part of me was filled with doubt and I was constantly thinking WHY?? WHY?? Why this wind? It made me realise that all I was focused on was getting to the end and NOT the journey and the process. I was focusing on what was out of my control and not what I could control. It was impossible to control the wind BUT what I could control was how I dealt with it, there is a gap between what happens to you as how you respond. I quickly realised that the only way through the desert was to focus on 1k at a time, 1 minute at a time 1 kick at a time. After 2 days most of the wind and sand in the air had dropped. Of course we had to deal more obstacles but my mind was really on the small things, I would just record each km as a victory and very soon they kept adding up until we had completed the task. Don’t be paralysed by your dreams just get out and start moving forward, it doesn’t matter how fast but it matters that you do the work and aim up…

 



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