Focusing on the bigger objectives

Torin Ellis
Torin Ellis
Don’t drain your mental reserves. On this Monday switch thought.

I promise not to keep you long. In 1965, there was a gentleman by the name of H. Naylor Fitzhugh. Fitzhugh actually had a scholarship to Harvard at the age of 16 and was one of four African Americans in the 1931 class of 1000. Fitzhugh was the first African American to earn and secure an MBA in Business from Harvard. Armed with a great deal of education and exceptional talent, Fitzhugh was forced to wrestle with a tireless opponent by the name of struggle. A brief stint at Howard University positioned Fitzhugh for the business community, which was well deserved. While at Pepsi Cola Inc., he manufactured the widely used business phrase "Target Marketing." Switch.

Jeff Hawkins may not be on your list of most recognized names, but he has impacted millions of technorati. Hawkins is the creator of the once widely used Palm Pilot and extremely popular Treo. With wild success under his belt, Hawkins still has a larger desire looming within. Beyond technology, Hawkins has had a 25 year passion of understanding the brain. That passion has been the complete understanding of how the brain actually works in a nuts and bolts type of way. He outlines in a recent book titled "On Intelligence" a theory that the neocortex is at the seat of all intelligence. This understanding has a potential of impacting an entire race. Thought.

These examples show the power of ambition and perseverance. Although there is no manual for success the person becomes the central character in every situation. It’s true that there are no limits to what you can accomplish when you know who you are, what you want and what you are willing to do. Perhaps a bit altruistic for some. Point here is that many are preoccupied with the small stuff and are too tired to give energy to the larger objectives. For a moment, your situation may have you feeling like one of the least, the last or the left out. Temporary indeed. Solution is simple. Don’t drain your mental reserves. On this Monday switch thought.