Robins Diary Suzuki
Indulging your passion …..
If you’re someone whose passions are both personally fulfilling and a means to a financial end, you’re lucky. But I believe it is important to indulge in passions that take you away from your everyday life, so all the hassles and challenges suddenly fade away.
Last week I was fortunate enough to be able to go with my son Sam to Vietnam, where we had the ‘bucket-list experience’ of riding some trials bikes through the most breath-taking scenery imaginable. Whilst I was there having a great time, I could not stop thinking how fortunate I was - I was with my son, some mates, riding my bike (my passion), with the blessing or pass out from my Mrs – and of course in a position that I was physically fit enough and able to make the time to go.
It made me reflect on what is important in life and how fortunate I am to have recovered sufficiently from my back surgery to be able to ride my bike again, thanks to a great deal of grit and determination and a brilliant team of medics, including regular visits to my talented physiotherapist!
The moral of this story is that hard work really does pay, and that thanks to the great support from my staff and the Mrs, I am able to do what I really enjoy. As far as I am concerned you can forget the villas in Spain, or the caravan on the coast, the fancy car, or the boat in the Med, just give me an old trials bike, my mates, a great family, and the best staff I could ever wish for and I’m happy!!!
“Success comes to those who dedicate everything to their passion in life. To be successful, it is also very important to be humble and never let fame or money travel to your head.” A. R. Rahman