It pays to take the higher road
1. Be empathetic and not sympathetic. In order to help others get out of their predicaments we meet them where they are and help them see a way out.
2. Always take the higher road. Be responsive, not reactive. Know how to lose if you even want to be a champion. Look what happened to Uruguay and Colombia in the 2014 world cup soccer.
3. Confront your wants and expectations with reality. The sooner we face our facts, as brutal as they may be, the sooner we can start our journey to freedom.
4. Obey the laws. Life and nature are governed by laws that we can’t change. Figure out how to have to laws work in your favor.
5. Be careful what you wish for. We are ultimately controlled by that which bestows or removes what we seek or avoid.
6. Desire the right things. Seek freedom and stay away from people living a frivolous life, unless you desire to be a helpless slave.
7. Chase freedom. Freedom is not the right or ability to do whatever we please; we can only become free by accepting life’s limits and inevitabilities; working with, not against them.
Will you join my cause to fight mediocrity in the world? 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.
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