“Don’t make New Year’s resolutions. Make commitments.”
Those words became powerful when spoken by a man who has only been in the U.S. for two years. He spoke French when he escaped from the chaotic country of Cameron Africa to neighboring Guana where they spoke English.
In his keynote speech to Friendly Club 554 members and friends in Temple City, CA/. he said, “I wanted desperately to make myself understood. When I came to America, I would go to the Wal Mart,pick up items from shelves and go to the checkout without having to speak a word to anyone.”
In a large room that evening he had the ability to walk from side to side making eye contact and good gestures as he asked the audience to respond to his presentation. This year he said, “Make a course of action to improve your life. Desire, dream, have courage, execute a plan, and through consistent efforts, your life will improve in 2014.”
Lionell Yamenton has the ability and the desire to be the next Nelson Madela. A handsome young man and entrepreneur, he understands and appreciates our freedoms. “In this room, you have no fear of someone running into this room carrying a bomb.”
Take a moment now to make your 2014 commitments. Then, follow up with consistent efforts. It shouldn’t be too difficult because you already can communicate in English.