Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Milestones & What's next

Mallory O'Brian: And we went to the moon. Do we really have to go to Mars?
Sam Seaborn: Yes.
Mallory O'Brian: Why?
Sam Seaborn: 'Cause it's next. 'Cause we came out of the cave, and we looked over the hill and we saw fire; and we crossed the ocean and we pioneered the west, and we took to the sky. The history of man is hung on a timeline of exploration and this is what's next.

I am a great fan of West Wing, its was a television series that inspired and continues to inspire people even after its 7 magnificent seasons and this is a quote from an episode in that movie..


We all wanna leave our mark, do our bit, some talk more, some do more but nothing says it best that actually doing it. A fren of mine often used a phrase "Walk the Talk" and that became synonymous with what I had envisioned for em in May 2009 when I got elected to a position in a hockey body.

We needed to shock the system, revitalize the sport, raise the bar in performance make a change, put in place a plan and execute it.. soon the WE became I, it had to start with me, If I do not step up then I cannot expect others to do the same. So we became I!!!

In the part 27 months we have made changes, I used the word we here because of the support I got from outside the association I was elected to. Too many dead woods but my friend and fellow hockey lovers believed in what we wanted to do, withing the association in the main council there was only 5 of a possible 22 that actually bothered to life a finger to support, there rest were set in their own lazy ways or finding ways to sink out projects

To put it simple without my friends and supporters none of this would have mattered So when I stand here and say we have made milestones, I give all the credit to them.

This past 1 month has been THE TOUGHEST if not one of the toughest

We aaccomplish 3 major events
  1. PSC Tournament - Synergy
  2. 100PLUS-SHA Awareness Clinic (over 200 kids and major coverage in TV and print media)
  3. Synergy Indoor Hockey Tournament (full indoor spec)
Trying to manage this along side with work and friends and family certainly toll its on my mind and body especially with some friends and family. While some walked away and some choose to make a stand, I did not gave time to battle back but merely just accept them for the choices the made.

At times it meant going to the ground and carrying out the task my self or roping other friends to help me out or even phone calls round the clock, what ever it took to get the job done, we did it

The icing on the cake of this milestone was the 100plus kids program and the indoor tournament


I dont know... looking for a challenge, to inspire or be inspired but at the same breath I hate having to same the same problems, I wonder if ther eis a light at the end of the tunnel when other look at what been done and take the I to become a 'WE'

Walk the talk

1 comment:

Shashi Naidu said...

Great work bro.. im getting a huge load of pointers from you.. thanks buddy!! YNWA!!