The Pilgrims within Us
1. Immigrants carry in them an enormous amount of optimism just like the Pilgrims did when they arrive in the new land. Can you imagine if they did not? Their hunger came from their optimism about their future and the knowing of not wanting to go back to where they came from. How hungry are you to realize your vision and live your dreams?
2. You will never become a master before becoming a great apprentice. Apprenticeship is the key to mastery. Are you following the right leaders so you can become one?
3. A true visionary is never satisfied with the current reality. Current reality equates to mediocrity and eventually bondage. Why settle for mediocrity when greatness is at our reach? The challenge for most is the desert experiences, the struggles when going from mediocrity to greatness. Significance is always found on the other side of suffering. Go Pilgrim for a day!
4. No one can limit our capacity to think. We become what we think. Improve your thinking and drastically improve your results. Are you willing to stretch your thinking? The mere fact of changing from one land to another makes one think.
5. Our parents, teachers, friends and mentors believed in us before we believed in ourselves. Are you encouraging others, pumping courage into them, so they can believe in their capabilities? As a native, are you welcoming the pilgrims into your territory?
6. Our creativity today is rooted in our curiosity as youth. Why aren't you taking time to go back to your youth and reflect upon what made you imaginative and creative? What made you set sails and go to new lands?
7. Often, it is the lack of action that causes one to fail, not the lack of knowledge. Are you applying what you know? If you cannot apply what you know in your current endeavors, change endeavors.
Be a native or be a Pilgrim, please enjoy the company of each other!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)
Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy)