Wish I knew
I wish I knew then what I know now. Formal schooling has an end; education is for life.
1. Finding the purpose. I wish I knew my purpose. Why don’t we teach the youth to find their purpose earlier in life? Detect your purpose and live a fruitful life.
2. Taking more responsibility. I wish I took more responsibility. Why don’t we teach the youth to take more responsibility earlier in life?
3. Having a mentor. I wish I knew the value of a true mentor. Why don’t we teach the youth the value of a true mentor? A mentor can see in us what we cannot see for ourselves.
4. Growing up quickly. I wish I nurtured more the kid inside. Why don’t we teach the youth to nurture the kid inside them? Is the person you are today proud of the kid you were then?
5. Being bolder. I wish I became an entrepreneur sooner. Why don’t we teach the youth about entrepreneurship? Security is no longer in a job; security is in building ourselves and our own businesses.
6. Say no more often. I wish I said no more often. Why don’t we teach the youth to say no to the good to pursue the great? It is better to stay home than to hang out with the wrong crowd.
7. Having time and money. I wish I knew the value of investing time and money. Why don’t we teach the youth that the only way to have time and money is to stop spending and start investing them. Invest in self above all else.
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