AUGUST 2021 – PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Charlie Teixeira

Dear PWN Members,

While running this month in Kailua, I saw the Middle School had posted this affirmation: “You are Amazing: Remember That.”

While running this month in Kailua, I was listening to Hal Elrod’s “The Miracle Morning for Entrepreneurs.” (How many of you have a morning ritual?)  He posited a formula from which success can be derived. The formula: Focus x Faith x Effort. For example, during a given week, if you are 80% focused, you have an 80% belief in yourself, and you put in 80% effort, you would think that would equate to an 80% success rate. But , when you  multiple 80x80x80, you will get 51.2%. Meaning, with 80% focus, faith and effort, you only have a 51% chance of succeeding. Honestly, that was kind of depressing!

However, it did make me reflect on which part of the equation I could improve: Could I be more focused? Do I need to believe in myself more? Can I put in more effort?

While running this month in Kailua, I passed — for a second time — the Middle School sign: “You are Amazing: Remember That.”  Seems to me that faith in oneself and ability is far more significant and impactful than sheer focus or effort. What do you think?

With aloha,

Charlie

Charlie Teixeira
President