Don’t be scared of the dark!

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Some clever person nailed it when they said, “What you build in the dark cannot be taken away from you in the light.”




In a “normal” world (pre and post isolation), if you want to see success in action all you need to do is be outside of your house at 4:30am. You would have seen / will see, (if you wait a while) the successful people running, walking, cycling, driving to gym or on their way to the office, with a dream or goal and a to-do list. You see successful people, really successful people, are grinding away in the dark while other people are literally dreaming.

So many people complain that they do not have enough hours in the day, but successful people know that we all have exactly the same amount of time, they just make sure that they use more of it. And if that time happens to be before the sun rises, then that is where and when they are going to build their success. They are not solar powered. They are powered by a deep passion and determination to provide for their families; to make something of their lives; to lose the weight and get into shape or just to get a jumpstart on the paperwork before their colleagues drag themselves in at 8 o’clock.  You will also notice something else, how few people there are out there at that time.  Isn’t it funny how only 2% of people really achieve their goals and their dreams, and that’s exactly the same percentage that not only are awake earlier, but they go to sleep later.



  1. Join the 4:30 Success Club.  Too early?  Join the 5:00 am Club. It’s easy, just set your alarm clock and force yourself to get up and do what needs doing.
  2. This is probably going to mean that you may have to go to bed a little earlier the night before. Oh, horrors it will mean less television, social media, internet, YouTube or gaming.
  3. Instead of sitting and watching other people live their lives by watching them on television or social media, perhaps you should start living yours. Putting in the hours. Working, studying, training right up until bedtime.  That’s what Real Men do.  That’s what successful woman do.
  4. Later at night or very early in the morning, in the dark, there will be no one to motivate you, to cheer you on, to accept your excuses. No one will see how many hours you put in, how many reps you do – it’ll just be you and the books, or the road, or the dumbbells.
  5. These moments and the skills you develop on your own, will find a place to shine in the light. Everyone will be surprised and wonder how you came to be so good and how you found the time.  No one can take away that which you have built in the dark.  I hope this light of inspiration has moved your inner Batman.
  6. I know for a fact that successful people are still building their careers, families, minds and bodies out of sight of others whilst in isolation. They just have a different timetable and the geography may have changed. The mindset never does.

You know exactly why you have received this today. You’re welcome!


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  1. Dave says:

    Bullseye Gav, thanks for that.

  2. Anisa says:

    Nailed it!

  3. Specs says:

    Great advice

  4. Fern Quantrill says:

    A million thank yous!

  5. Larissa Meacher says:

    Hi Gav

    I always enjoy your monthly blogs – but I Really loved this article in particular! Thank you!

  6. Joanne De Freitas says:

    Food for thought on so many levels. Thank you.

  7. jacques says:

    true Gavin, try the 3:40 group, lone ranger for sure ? but worth it because you can see Batman in action

  8. Carin says:

    Love it Gavin. You always think of everything.

  9. Lucille Maujean says:

    Always inspirational, Gavin. Keep healthy and safe.

  10. Sibongile Nkambule says:

    thank you so much….What a great way to start my morning!

  11. Molly Frank says:

    Perfect idea. You will reach your goals if you create this habit. Don’t procrastinate. Get started before anyone else. Don’t make excuses and you will see great success.

  12. John Blair says:

    I needed this reminder….Let myself slip.
    Cheers Gavin & Cheers too, to those who post comments….You folks are a part of the greater team.

  13. Antoinette Venter says:

    AWESOME !!!!!

    Thank you

    This is exactly what we need !!!

    Have a GREAT day ?

  14. Chris Sounes says:

    Hi Gavin,
    Thanks for the inspiring email.
    I must say the 4:30 group are definitely too early for me.
    I join the 6am group which works for me.

    Kind Regards,

  15. Manie Steyn says:

    Gavin Sharples, thank you very much for this motivation piece of writing… I am a person who goes late to bed and early up, and I want to live my life fully.
    To read words like this just give one the little inspiration that you should get every morning to make your eyes look in a positive direction.

  16. Tanja Smit says:

    Thank you Gavin………..this email arrived in my inbox at exactly the right time!

  17. Rolf Stucky says:

    Hi Gavin

    Thanks for the newsletter…

    My brother and I had a work schedule that started in 2006 which was from 7:30 to 17:00 then again from 20:00 to 22:00 while building our business, we also worked lots of weekends on the business.
    Then we got wives and the timetable did not work for them so we changed the above to this: 5:00 to 17:00 (with breakfast and lunch breaks) which leaves loads of time after work for the family.
    14 years later we now have companies with licenses in 6 countries… ( Zambia is number 6 but it’s website is not live yet. )

    When I read the following on your newsletters: “You know exactly why you have received this today. You’re welcome! ” My answer in my head is: Because I subscribed to your newsletter and that’s the real truth. Or is it there to make me think?
    I suppose this is for your superstitious / religious readers?

    I often forward your newsletter to our company mailing list, thanks for the meny gems.

  18. Caroline Elgar says:

    I 100% agree with you Gavin. I hope many people absorb and fulfill what you are putting out there to maximize their potential in this great big exciting world. There is only one life!

  19. Lynette Jacobs says:

    WOW……………….Thank you….I know………………so meaningful and inspirational

    Kind regards

    Lynette Jacobs

  20. Hylton Doyle says:

    Hi Gavin.
    Thanks again for the inspiration and wise words.

  21. Alan Mkungwana says:

    Wow thanks Gavin, we started using this formula with my wife 04:30 walking in the dark and working late and early mornings.

    Thank you for your affirmation and encouragement, indeed we are on right track.


  22. Valerie Shrives says:

    Hi Gavin

    Your messages are so inspiring and motivational. I even send out your daily message to all the staff at XL Embassy Travel every day.

    Thank you for your inspiration

    Stay safe


  23. Murray says:

    Hi Gavin and Team

    I first saw the “Sextion 8” presentation back about 10 years ago (I think? – but it was a while back) and you have been a source of inspiration for me all this time, so a big thank you.

    This article is no different – and now – I carry your realist wisdom over to my 13 year old daughter. The only way to succeed (in any way that you may perceive it) is to work hard, work smart – no matter what you chose to do – do it the best that you can, 110%.

    Thanks again and always
    Keep up the good work

  24. Pieter says:

    Gavin, not Batman…that’s directly related to Corona!
    Thanks, great article

  25. Peter Wainwright says:

    Great stuff. I have always risen well before the sun, it is the best time of the day

  26. Sigrid says:

    Tx this was great!

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