“Who the Fuck am I, though?” – The Power Of Purpose, Richard Wright…Chapter 8, page 88
If you haven’t heard of Richard Wright the “billionaire” (read his book till the end and you’ll know why), Cancer defeating, mutli-dimensional optimistic character who has a passion for sport and delivering his story to anyone who is willing to take the time and experience his life story through The Power Of Passion….and his story is by no means over….
Earlier this year I got the opportunity to listen to Richards story through a Webinar presented by him at my workplace (via Zoom ofcourse….aka new normal)….his enthusiasm and infectious positivity during a period of the year when South Africa was in the middle of the Lockdown was so much needed. When the webinar was over I immediately sought to look him up and found out more about his book that he was promoting…..I needed to get my hands on a copy and delve deeper into his story.
Finally I got my copy couriered and signed….hmmmm I could call this a RICH reward a valuable piece of evidence of a man who has made it his lifes purpose to obliterate obstacles and triumph over impossible adversity.
I started reading and as I turned the pages I could feel the energy of himself pouring through the words as my memory of the webinar was still fresh it was like he was presenting the story all over again….obviously the book has a more detailed account which is awesome….during the first couple of chapters I think I could have earned a honourary doctorate degree with all the medical terms learnt…but that is why I love reading it opens up your mind to different possibilities.
I do not want to give away much of Richards story as it is impossible to re-tell….ok fine it is possible but then we would need a long night around a campfire and a good whiskey (yip I am hinting as I ran out and there is a ban on alcohol at the moment haha)…on a serious note, nope I want you to get a copy of the book and read for yourself…all I can say it is really well written, witty and takes you on an emotional journey of triumph over fear.
It is not a self-help book but there are snippets that will make you think and take out a pen and paper and evaluate your own life choices or decisions……the power of positivity has always been a draw card for me this is most probably why when I heard Richards story earlier in the year that I immediately needed to hear more….the mind is a powerful tool and can get us through any situation.
As 2020 draws to an end and yes it has been one helluva year full of adjustments, uphills and downhills…like a Triathlon/Ironman Challenge we swam through difficulties allowing a wave to push us to the shore only to get on a bicycle and push through the wind into the transition changing into our running shoes for the run of our lives…no matter if you walked abit at the end you will get your medal……I pray that we all receive a finishers medal and can say that 2020 has been a year of change and adaptation and that the new year brings a fresh new beginning.
Thank you Richard Wright for sharing your story and yes….being able to write this post is has inspired a purpose filled journey ahead.