Architect of my own destiny

The entrepreneur is someone who thrives on the excitement, the tension, the risk, the struggle of each challenge and once overcome, invests five minutes to savor his success before embarking on his next big project.

Thus, an entrepreneur is an a born designer, a creator, is someone who every day he has to prove himself; he is the one who understands that every day is a new day and that the only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. You should reflect and objectively ask yourself, What is the vision I have of myself in the next 5 months, 1 year, 3 years, 5 years and 10 years? How do I see myself in my relationship with God? How do I see myself as a son, father, husband, friend, professional or citizen?

In my relationship with God, turning to him in success and failure, since in him I will find the support to transform my defects into virtues, to improve my capacity to understand myself and therefore that of others.

As a son I must think that time is the most perishable thing that exists in life, therefore I must live with, enjoy and love my parents to the fullest.

As a parent I must accept that example is the best education for children and that the time dedicated to them will be my best investment.

As a husband I must look for the person who can complement me and I can complement her, so that we can be one; with whom I will form the most important partnership of my life.

As a friend I must remember that friendship is one of life’s greatest treasures and must be cultivated.

As a professional, what will be the field in which I want to develop myself? The one that generates enough challenges to keep me motivated; the one in which I feel I can fully develop and give the best of myself.

As a citizen, I must fulfill my obligations in order to demand respect for my rights.

The vision you will generate of yourself should be the person you want to become. Starting today you must work day by day, month by month, year by year to achieve the goals you have set for yourself.

It is important to mention that the biggest limiting factor you may encounter is yourself. When you face a challenge or a problem and the words “I can’t” come to your mind, you are setting the limit of your capacity. The word “impossible” does not fit in the vocabulary of a winner.

The fallacy that “destiny is written” is the excuse of the one who fails; instead, the winner is the one who has been able to plan, develop and execute his vision through the exercise of one of the most beautiful gifts that God has granted us: free will.

With this you too can become “The Architect of your own destiny and be whatever you want to be”.

Eugenio Baeza Fares
Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Bafar.