Hope for the future depends on the path you choose. This is the most critical time in the history of mankind and the future will depend on the choices we as a human race make right now.
Today, instead of inculcating in the mind a desire to strive for achievement, to extend ourselves, to reach our potential, to make sacrifices, to choose what is right, advocates through the media, proffer instant gratification through credit cards and electronic banking. This is what makes it so difficult for parents to teach their children to strive for good. The willingness to achieve is being erased from their minds.
Those who choose to be achievers, opt for a willingness to work for what they want because they believe that the world does not owe them a living – that their future is a matter of choice.
I have researched the lives of many great achievers in history and have discovered that one of the strongest characteristics of genius is the ability to ‘light your own fire’, to make your own decisions.
We are experiencing the most exciting time in history with medical techniques undreamt of a hundred years ago, social benefits our grand-parents would have drooled over, educational opportunities once available only to the chosen few, jet transport, micro computers. The ability to communicate with others on the other side of the world through a hand held cellular phone via satellite stations thousands of miles above the earth’s surface.
Enormous changes are going on in the way the world does business. This has evolved by fast telecommunication, and the global Internet. E-commerce is having tremendous impact on businesses and individual lives. In the 1980’s no one had heard of the Internet. By 2000 over 360 million people worldwide had access to it and today that number is growing at astronomical figures. The potential is enormous.