Do what is not easy to do and you will have what the common man will never have. Mastery comes little by little and by repetition. Tackle one item at a time, over and over, and soon you too can be uncommon.
What seems simple to the uneducated eye appears too difficult to those unwilling to be uncommon.
Here are 7 things difficult to do:
1. To know oneself. Detect your purpose and live it with the confidence of a David. The power in you will defeat any goliaths. Face your scorecard.
2. Notice the unexpected. Learn to see what the common eye cannot see. Have a crystal clear vision of where you are going. Use your subconscious mind.
3. Face reality. Don’t be self-deceived. Stop living illusions. Get out of the prison you put yourself in.
4. Prevent conflicts. Stop judging and jumping to conclusions. Master conflict resolution until you learn to prevent conflicts.
5. Choose character over reputation. Watch for the popularity trap. What takes a lifetime to build can be destroyed in seconds. Grow and guard your character.
6. Forget where you were on 9/11/2001. Never surrender to the enemy. Surrender to God instead.
7. Survive success. Stay humble. Chase excellence to achieve significance. Simplify life in this complex world. Learn that less can be more.
Will you join my cause to fight mediocrity in America? Pass these nuggets on 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.
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)