Crisis to Lessons
A waste is wasting a crisis.
1. Choose to be wise. Wisdom is gathered during your downtime. Take time to ponder and reflect. Wisdom is the ability to see the future from the choices you make today. Wisdom is vision turned into reality. Learn from your failures!
2. Get a perspective. Sometimes all we need is a little more perspective in life. We all need a course correction to get where we want to go. Find someone who you can trust to help you see what you cannot see for yourself. Have the courage to fully know who you are!
3. Be useful. Never think you will outlive your usefulness. We were all created to be creative until our last day on this earth. Your best days are yet to come. Imagination has no age!
4. Dig deep inside you. Most of our treasures in life go undiscovered because we never search for them. Have the courage to know who you are. Your greatest potential is found where neither you or others know about you. Go dig in there!
5. Never waste a crisis. We are always coming out of, in, or going into a crisis; that’s life. The greatest lessons always come from crisis. If we learn from our crisis then we never need to go to our past to get advice for our future. Get advice from your future!
6. Be hopeful. Hope is the belief that the most important part of our lives, our purpose, has not been fulfilled yet. Without hope there is no future!
7. Create a ripple. The ripple effect is the most impactful force in the universe. We live amazing lives today because our ancestors took risk, took chances, and above all sacrificed for our benefit. Do something great with your life. Pay it forward!
Will you join my cause to fight mediocrity in America? Pass these nuggets to others.
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.
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)