Here's a young man diagnosed with something that's suppose to limit him. Even so, he decided to carve his own destiny.
21-year old Franco Cagayat was diagnosed with autism when he was 9 years old. But with his parents' loving care and his strong passion and love for what he does, he now excels in what he does.
Not just an ordinary sculptor, but an artist, with a promising future. A True Productive Pinoy.
Survey says that the number one success factor of distinguished Entrepreneurs are credited to their ability to get along with people.
That's an advantage for us Pinoys in the world of business. We are known to be easy to get along with. “Pakikisama” is a positive trait we are known for.
Maybe it's also one of the many reasons our OFWs succeed in foreign countries. Majority of Pinoys are easy to get along with, easy to please and easy to talk to.
We can use this pakikisama trait to productive use. Not for others to take advantage of us, but for us to be able to sincerely help others succeed.
If you're good at getting along with people, you will attract people who'll be more than willing to help you succeed as well.
- Eradicate crab-mentality. Let’s celebrate when one of ours succeeds.
- Let’s not think of ourselves highly than others, but consider others better
- Let’s participate and support projects that will build a better community
That's why, "Do as I do" is more effective than 'Do as I say'.
There is a time...
Then, there's the time to do something... new.
But then... After several minutes...
You end up ordering the same food that you always order!
Your taste buds tell you to try something new. But your mind reminds you to stick to the familiar. It warns you, "don't take the risk!".
Facing the unknown is uncomfortable. Like the feeling you get when you're stuck in an elevator, alone with someone you don't like kind-a-way.
Trying something new is unnatural for us. We prefer the familiar. We prefer the calculated. We prefer to know what to expect.
We hate disappointments yet we like good surprises.
Many times we need to try out new things.
We need to ...
... Look from a different perspective.
... Consider new ideas.
... Explore new methods.
... Implement new approaches.
... Trust a new friend.
Don't fall in love with the old and proven 'idea'. Don't fall in-love with what's working today. It may not work for tomorrow.
Explore the great possibilities and take a step forward.
Photo credit: http://h4training.blogspot.com/2010/09/try.html