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Burning the ships

By January 28, 2021No Comments

If you are a history buff, you will undoubtedly know the story of Cortés. 

In the year 1519, Cortés arrived to the New World with over 600 men and, upon arrival, made history by burning and destroying his ships.

This sent a clear message to his men.

There isn’t any turning back.

Two decades later, he triumphed in his conquest of the Aztec empire.

Cortés understood how to be a leader.

We need to burn the ships.

What does “burning the ships” mean today?

Is this story even true? 

Who knows.

Who cares.

The message is as important as ever. 

We didn’t burn the ships. 

Covid-19 did.

We cannot just “go back to the way things used to be”.

We have no choice but to push forward.

Now is the time to survive, grow and thrive. 

Life isn’t what it once was. 

Business isn’t what it once was.

It doesn’t matter if it will ever go back to what we were comfortable or be permanently altered.

WE need to adapt, overcome and thrive.

Which will we. 

And have.

Time and time again.

The ships have been burnt.

Our comfort zone has been revoked.

Time to push through whatever difficult situation we’re living in right now, and understand that the future… 

If we choose it to be…

Will always be bright.


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