The only way to succeed is to surround yourself with like minded people. Dreams are goals with wings. And dreams can be accomplished with a plan – objectives, strategies and tactics. It’s not like The Secret where you wish for a dream and it comes to you. You have to go out and get it. Take action.
Some millennials are cocky. There’s a sweeping generalization if I have ever heard one. But some boomers are cocky too. I find that there is a discernible difference between cocky and confident. Cocky is conceited or arrogant, especially in a bold or impudent way.
Confidence is a feeling of self assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.
Confidence is better than cockiness
So there are 3 things that I am afraid of.
- My health
So we can forget about snakes, not worth discussing. I have a plan to get on an airplane for the first time in over 25 years. I will fly Air Canada to Toronto with a pilot who is dead heading to Pearson International Airport. That way, if both the pilot and co-pilot die simultaneously, the pilot sitting with me could fly the plane.
In terms of health, I am taking 4 steps
- 10,000 steps per day
- 2 – 3 litres of water per day
- Reduce sugar dramatically
- Smaller portions
Helping others is my personal mission statement. And helping others should be yours as well. If you are lucky enough to have a roof over your head, food on the table and family / friends, then help others. Especially the homeless at this time of year. I grew up in the West Island of Montreal and discovered that there are 200 homeless youths; which was surprising considering the fact that the area is financially sound. But there is an organization committed to building a homeless shelter.
Ricochet’s mission is to create housing resources for young people between the ages of 18 and 35 who are experiencing residential instability in the West island.