Most living beings including humans learn and develop through experiences.
However, our learning is often a long and slow process as we are often blind to the immediate cause and effect relationship existing in front of us.
This is especially true of our health and well being. We are far too often self-destructive and ignorant of the consequence of our decisions.
“People will become more conscious of their decisions with constant and in their face tools showing them real-time, immediate consequences of their actions.”
Peripheral Medical Health devices have a wonderful opportunity to play a far more inclusive role in improving the lives and well being of all of us.
With these devices there is an immediate mirror result of our actions.
This can only have a positive effect on one’s own well being and health maintenance.
Spending many hours of contemplation I mulled over what would be my first blog entry into this creative writing world of the “blog”.
How formal should I be? What would my opening topic in the realm of the Medical Device world be? What are the pressing and burning issues for South Africa in this area?
I then received an invite to attend a very pertinent and relevant breakfast discussion arranged by the South African Medical Device Industry Association (SAMED). This was a well-attended event involving a host of Local Medical Device Manufacturing companies. I must also not forget a mention that the event was superbly hosted at the beautiful Head Quarters of Southern Medical.
I now had the perfect topic to explore and from my seat at the event it became clearly apparent that we (South Africa) are on the precipice of either becoming a real relevant contributor to the Medical Device Manufacturing world, or we are going to fall into an endless pit of nothingness.
With this reality gripping my mind, Graham Blackbeard, the Managing Director of Southern Implants energetically took the proverbial “stage” and in the discussion to follow he showed the way forward by simply stating:
“Learn from failure, don’t give up! Commit your own money, every last cent”
He showed us, superbly and with Great Spirit, that it is all up to us and the only possible way we could ever fail in our endeavor to become a major contributor was if we actually surrendered and gave up. Thankfully this is not the South African way and as we have shown we always punch above our weight class and end up making a special difference.
By being so heavily vested, putting all we have and every last cent into our pursuit of excellence ,we can and will eventually show that like most South African exploits we will be at the top of the world.
Today I take up this challenge willingly and commit to play my part…
PS. I would like to kindly Thank Graham for such wise words and strong motivation.