Charlois Foundations

Monday, July 11th, 2022

It has been said that we are the amalgam of the five people we spend the most time with.  In his book, How To Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci, author Michael Gelb puts forth the idea that if we want to be a certain way or possess certain skills, then we can select the models we learn from.

In the book, In His Steps, which we reviewed Friday, this concept is seen being fleshed out.  So to, in the Bible’s book of Acts, we see the early Church following the teachings of Jesus.  In fact, most of the worlds’ religions are following and learning from their founders and saints.

This is another one of our foundational points; to be the best we can be, we need to choose the best role models to choose from.  Whether it is a religious leader, political leader, or some other great person, we need to choose wisely.

Once we have chosen our models, the we must study them, spend time with them, and ask questions of them.  A good practice to follow would be to ask ourselves, when we are in a particular situation, what would _____ do in my place; hence the theme of In His Steps.

Choose wisely, spend quality time with them, and then ask, what would _____ do in this situation.  Here is to our growth, may we become the best we can be.

Peace and joy in the name of God.

Robert A. Charlois III

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