If you can believe in yourself
When others doubt you
If you can conceive of solutions
Where others see problems
If you can relieve life’s stresses
While others get stuck
Then you will achieve your ambitions
On your own terms

If you can define your purpose
To answer the “why”
If you can align your knowledge
To fill in the “what”
If you can refine your skill-set
To strengthen the “how”
Then you will design your career
To serve your needs

If you can survive each crisis
And learn from it
If you can revive each failure
And start again
If you are alive to each moment
And take your chances
Then you will thrive in each facet
Of work, love and life.

Wayne Visser © 2022


Seize the Day: Favourite Inspirational Poems

This creative collection, now in its 3rd edition, brings together favourite inspirational poems by Wayne Visser. The anthology takes us on a journey through the peaks and troughs of life, celebrating the indomitable human spirit.. It includes many old favourites like “Poets Must Be” and “Chasing the Blue”, as well as brand new poems like “The Writer” and “Making Ripples”. Sages through the ages wisely say: / Carpe Diem – seize the dawning day / Oh, would that I could assuage that thirst / But the day conspires to seize me first! / With the hurry and scurry / Of home’s frantic flurry / And the hustle and bustle / Of work’s tangled tussle. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.