Great Minds and World History

Over breakfast table I was in the middle of a discussion between powerful minds I have so far met, I can’t help but compare the difference between people who talks and the people who walks those talks. I have often wonder in my early years of adolescence what powerful men talk about over food. Let me also get it straight that my definition of powerful individual is not their richness nor their place in the society. Powerful men and or women for me are influential people who have emerged in their respective profession, businesses and organizations and whose presence sparks inspiration. These people need not even praise in front of millions nor brag about themselves. For those who seek less of appreciation are the ones mostly worthy of praise.

Last night, the discussion over sales and targets culminated at 10 in the evening. The Strategic Management Planning activities held in El Salvador Resort in Danao of Duros Land Properties, Inc. were so intense, and they should be because we are plotting and forming what we want to become and where we are heading in the next 5 years. I slept around 1 in the morning, I was tired, the day was productive, I missed my husband and daughter. The 1st Friday Mass is one event in the Company that draws me to it, the strong faith and spiritual values is one core characteristic that only a few organizations have. After the Mass, Awarding of our Employee of the Year and Safety Man of the Year we went straight to the resort for our SMP.

I woke up at 7 in the morning, showered and headed to the poolside for the delicious breakfast. I saw the big bosses already eating. I sat beside our AVP for Finance with whom I so admire for his eloquence and intelligence, and he was already talking to our AVP for Admin and the mind and heart of the Company-the owner. Curiosity got the best of me, now I won’t wonder what these people talk about. For that short duration I heard them talk about history, the Japanese, the Koreans and our dear country. They discussed about it casually, and I wonder if these how teachers should deliver their lessons. History becomes so much interesting this way. They talk about the history and what they believe we can learn from it. Our big boss, whose presence inspires everyone, talks of honor and his vision. Nothing too grand, no promises. They talk about the future like they are already happening.

So there, my body was enriched with food and mind was fed with good thoughts. I felt so lucky to learn from the masters. Indeed, God’s plans are greater than our plans for our lives.



Published by monalisachong

Every one agrees that life is fleeting. And that life is change. It never stays the same. I am a believer of choice, of opportunities embraced and lost, I dictate what happens to me. This makes me hopeful, makes me dream, gives me courage and clears my realm. And I hope to share how change affects my life.

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