Something wonderful


Wallace’s Weekly Wrap

Happy Friday you wonderful humans.

We overestimate what we can achieve in a week, but severly underestimate what we can achieve in a year, let alone a lifetime.

We all want to achieve wonderful things. At work, with business, our family, community, on the sporting field, in every area of our lives. The desire to achieve something wonderful, and the achieving of that thing comes down to one thing. A desire to create a better future, and the ability to follow through on that desire.

In May 1953, two men set out to achieve something wonderful. To do something that had never been done before. A world first, and the epitome of success, adventure and achievement. They achieved this feat after over two decades of preparation, planning and dreaming. Another one of those overnight success stories, one that really, under the surface, took a lifetime to accomplish.

It is remarkable what you can do when daily consistency is coupled with a long period of time. (I say long, but it never really takes as long as we think) 2019 has flown by, safe to say 2020 will do the same. In 12 months time, I’ll be sending out an email much like this one, imagine what could be achieved in that timeframe… almost anything.

The following quote is pulled directly from the afterword of Robert Pirsig’s ‘ Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’

‘Who really can face the future? All you can do is project from the past, even when the past shows that such projections are often wrong. And who really can forget the past? What else is there to know?

There is so much else to know, we must know that we all can build a better future for ourselves and those around us, all it takes is a commitment, and a shift in how we look at what could be possible.

All it will take is the commitment to change, and the courage to follow through with daily action. You could have/be/do any of the following things, and almost anything else.

  • Build the body of your dreams.

  • Create a business that supports you and your family.

  • Develop the knowledge to become an expert in almost any area.

  • Foster relationships that allow you to love and be loved.

I’ve always been fascinated by time and how we view it. Especially when it comes to matching up our dreams and desires with specific time frames. All of our preconceptions of the future are based on our past experiences.

On the 29 May 1953, two men, Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. Not a small feat by any stretch of the imagination. And one built on a lifetime of daily consistency, perseverance, and commitment to the ‘unachievable dream’.

You don’t have to climb to the top of a mountain, but what wonderful thing are you going to set in motion over the next 12 months?

Start the thing, create the change, manifest the life you want to lead.

Do something wonderful.

It’s on you.


Courage doesn’t always roar.

Sometimes courage is a quiet voice at the end of the day saying

‘ I will try again tomorrow’ “

// Mary Anne Radmacher