We are into our second volume of publishing. One
year has flown past like 12 days. We are pushing the publishing
envelope and have quickly become an African magazine that reaches
the largest number of serious hunters and adventurers here in
Africa, Europe and the USA.
I wont go into how weve grown and what strides
have been made in our publishing approach, but we are having an
adventure: making new friends, corresponding with new experts,
meeting new legends and seeing new places.
My point is, time is valuable - your time is
valuable. Contrary to the way we all feel, life is short and we are
fragile. Death, sickness and hardship touches us all - even the most
talented, youngest and very strongest of us will grow old and weak.
Ed McMahon, Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett-Majors.
All of them died recently and had the world at their feet. Fame and
wealth will not protect you from the ravages of time - in spite of
Chers pioneering efforts.
I understand: the economy is depressed and times are
tough. But for how long will your son still be in your house, your
friend still be able to go, your wife still exited about Africa and
Think of the men we admire most. Which of them are
remembered for playing it safe? None. Not one. Zero.
The men who leave a legacy or the gutsy ones.
Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th US President and
himself an avid hunter, wrote:
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who
points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds
could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the
arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives
valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there
is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually
strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great
devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best
knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the
worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly.
So that his place shall never be with those cold and
timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
Do it now. Show your guts. Initiate an adventure.
Spend the money-you can always get more.
Buy that new rifle youve always wanted. Make that
booking for your safari. Climb that mountain. Visit Chobe. Dive
Mozambique. See Namibia. Live.
Dont miss it.