Sunday, May 21, 2017

A 100% life. It is possible to have a 10 out of 10 life.

A 100% life.
It is possible to have a 10 out of 10 life.

One of my young clients remarked that his observation among adults is that most people have a somewhat sad, just below the line, twilight existence ….   lives lived in semi-depression in need of anti-depressants and chemical substances to keep them going.  That is sad, but unfortunately too true. 

There must be more to life than this. Something must change - let hear what Moses 6:6 says about this:   "Lord, it can't continue like this!"   (Disclaimer Moses 6:6 = fictional!).
On Facebook , or "Fakebook" as I love to call it, and Instagram etc, people try to create the impression of a good life. The real thing is to create a life that is good on the inside , not only a life that looks good on the outside.

 But let us rather hear what real wisdom says: Believer or nonbeliever, the words of Jesus In John 10:10  makes real sense   ..  10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.  New International Version (NIV).  Or more poetic in the old King James Version (KJV)  …  I came that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Many people aim for longevity:  The problem with longevity is that you only want to live the full length of what is possible. What about the full width , depth and height of it? Is that just as important? I am more interested in a full life than a long life. Or better still - living life fully!

You say I am an idealist and I dream too big? , I say you think too small.  I would like to suggest the following: Ten years from now make sure that you can say you chose, designed and managed your life. You didn't settle for it. Take responsibility to make the best of it. 

Here are the steps that I suggest in my “Get a Life in 40 days” programme.
The biggest problem is that people haven’t even defined what a 100% life would look like. And if they did, it was mostly goals of having instead of goals of becoming. A 100% life is not lying on the beach under an umbrella with a drink in your hand with a small little umbrella in it! It is finding your life purpose and living it to the full!

Here are my short and sweet, steps to design the 100% life for yourself:
(For the full program: Enrol for one of my “Get a Life” workshops close to you. )
Cape Town : 31 May 2017
Pretoria : 9 June 2017 

Steps to a 100% life: 
Step 1: Accept life as the greatest gift of all ( do not curse it – use it!)
Step 2: Take 100% responsibility for your life and your own outcomes
Step 3:  Ask and accept help from parents and coaches. A person of faith will enjoy the help and guidance of God.
Step 4: See life as something you have to create: Write the life story/book, paint the canvass, write the movie script. Decide if you want to write a love story or a tragedy, and act accordingly.
Step 5: Get the design or definition of what a 100% life consists of at your life stage. Do it according to your values and according to your life purpose. 

Step 6: Do a gap analysis how far you are from your 100% life
Step 7 Get the steps in place in priority order   (The GPS of your life: Goals Priorities and Scheduling) 
Step 8. Enjoy the journey and find peace in being en route!

If you do that then you will be able to say in years to come you chose, designed and managed your life, and steered it in the right direction. 

f you want more information on how to make counselling/coaching appointments or book dr Gustav Gous for motivational talks, contact 
If you want  interventions for your team: Contact +27 12 3455931   0r  0845138312 (Speak to Karen) or email to discuss possibilities. 

Disclaimer:    Important notice to you as the reader:  Although the life coach (dr Gustav Gous) provide certain recommendations, the sole and final responsibility for decision-making remains your own and that the life coach or anybody associated to him and his company Short Walk Seminars Pty Ltd cannot be held responsible for any of your choices and reactions. You, the reader, must take full responsibility for your life, reactions and choices. 

Dr Gustav Gous  is an International Motivational Speaker and Executive Life Coach with experience on 5 continents. He 
was the in-house counselor for the petro-chemical company Sasol for 9 years. He is known for his Transformational leadership programmes on Robben Island, titled the “Short Walk to Freedom”. 

He is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and past President of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa and a member of the APSS (Asia Professional Speakers Singapore).  Currently he is heading up the Diversity Intelligence Institute, specializing in rolling out Diversity Intelligence interventions for 
international companies. His leadership caps does for leadership what De Bono's thinking hats did for creativity and problem solving. His Coaching programme on national Radio in South Africa RSG FM 100-104 "Fiks vir die lewe" touches the lives of many South Africans. , ,
Follow him on Twitter: @GustavGous  or on Facebook and LinkedIn .  


  1. What hit me between the eyes is that I've lost my dreams and goals because I got busy with the nonsens of life and stopped living my life. And although there are reasons, I am responsible for this! You have surely rock my innerbeing to a standstill and I have some business to sort out with my self. Thanks for a great episode and I am looking forward for great journey ahead.

  2. So glad the airwaves / blog could reach you JP. Feel free to contact me if you need help on the journey. or Contact my p/a Karen de Beer at 0123455931

  3. So glad the airwaves / blog could reach you JP. Feel free to contact me if you need help on the journey. or Contact my p/a Karen de Beer at 0123455931