By Diego Nascimento
“I started in the company as an intern and I have always maintained a friendly and sincere relationship with all office colleagues. Over time, I took on new challenges within the corporation and, decades later, I was invited to be the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). I did not plan any of this.” I heard this brief report from the commander of one of the largest multinationals on the planet. Guided by a discourse that exuded welcome and simplicity, this natural man from the interior of the country (yes, he is Brazilian) is nowadays among the great executives of his area. Detail: he did not take refuge under the university / college degree A or B to demand respect or arrogance that many insist on building. He simply sought qualification, concentrated his efforts, and worked.
We cannot always achieve what we dream, but we can get close. In other cases I know (and there are quite a few), determination has brought unimaginable results, and professionals which until recently were dimmed with daily routines have become leaders capable of transforming lives. Although the character in the first paragraph said he had never imagined taking such a high flight, I recommend that planning be a daily companion. It is through planning that we will draw a timeline to chart a course there, reshape the way we work here and most importantly, police our attitudes to become better people (ha, ha …), and I can see from the other side of the screen his pensive, reflective facial expression. But what about now?
Who has not had the feeling that you are doing everything wrong? Recently a friend of mine said that he always left disappointed by success stories. Apparently, lecturers have achieved success by simply “pushing a button” and moving on. I agree with him. The big mistake of motivational talks is not to show the falls, the disappointments and the beads of sweat shed by EVERYONE. Hence the feeling of frustration that may be knocking on your door just now. Yes: I want you to continue reading, listening and watching the inspirational facts, but keep your feet on the ground. There are stones along the way, and you will also need to avoid them.
Finally, I suggest that you do not throw in the towel and keep the course toward “infinity and beyond.” We live on a planet with more than seven billion people, and we are not just “one more.” We are the ones who can change a lot and even save lives. Reflect, study, organize, work, dream, trace goals and, whenever you can, share the mistakes and the right answers. You can bet a lot of people will thank you.