Meen, academic and vocational goals have taken me out of town and operating from a café has been stressful. I’ve only seen only six computers in threes weeks, but the third edition of my 5 forces of altitude is worth every penny spent from a café. I call it the principles you build your life on.
Whether you like it or not, principles (spoken or unspoken) are the springs of our actions; your actions determine your altitude, and your altitude influences your future- either for happiness or misery. Though principles are not as celebrated as reputation, too much attention cannot be given to ensure our lives are built on the right principles. It is the foundation of all other things in our lives.
Men of excellence and integrity command the spontaneous loyalty of people everywhere. Men of power may be feared, men of riches may be admired, but only people of character are trusted. It is natural for others to trust what they say, to believe in them and to pattern their lives after them. I was at a particular meeting where Deolu Akinyemi called it virtual capital. This is because it guarantees money for the man who has no penny. It is a legal tender in any currency- even in a desert.
It is only a matter of time for a man who is flexible in principles and habits, who spends his time in laziness and pleasure, who has disregarded himself from the serious issues of life to transform into a nuisance and an enemy to the society- it is only a matter of time.
Those who embrace faulty principles are assured of certain defeat and eventual irrelevance in the memoirs of the great. Lowly men may admire them, corrupt nations may honour them, but posterity will ever forget their roles.
if you have character you have influence, if you lose everything but have character, you have a powerful asset, not only will money come to you, it will benefit others around you. the path of principles which are true, fair and just might be rough, but the rewards outlast time. people will tell of their standing their worth, their true wealth and glory that streams from their wonderful heart. it has been said that while people struggle to get the attention of the presidents, his attention is always arrested by Billy Graham, the man popularly known s the conscience of America.
when you think about virtual capital, business you can transact using your personal integrity, such men cannot but come to mind. the charge today is to become a legal tender, people will take the currency of your word and actions to the bank without having to lose sleep over the meaning or whether you will go back on the promises you have made. such men don’t just live. they make a great statement with the kind of life they lived, wouldn’t you rather live better than that?