In the medieval days, knighthood was the noble honor to serve one's king in exchange for property and status within the kingdom. Knights dedicated their life's younger years to training, so they could prove themselves worthy to achieve the noble title. A knight must follow the knight's code of conduct, or Chivalry.
This romanticized code came late into the history of knights, requiring them to demonstrate respect for the honor of women, defending those of less status, and working for the welfare of others. Overall, they were expected to live up to their entitled "Sir" title.
Fast forward to 2017, although feudalism has died off (good riddance), the values we uphold greatly impacts our future. The character traits we choose to uphold into our value system holds more weight than how people perceive us. Character is more important than image in the perspective of achievement, because it is who you are, not who people think you are, which grants opportunities in your life.
In our days since medieval times, many of these codes have been changed along with the definition of success.
In my humble opinion, life is less about success in terms of money, but achieving in making a positive impact on our world. Achievement represents the opportunity to give back to others, develop strong relationships with the people you care about, and spend time in accordance to your purpose.
As a brother of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, I hope to live by our motto of "Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor," as it guides us well.
It's truly because of the experiences gained from the brotherhood, that I have developed the right mindset to continuously achieve on my own journey. By incorporating our fraternity values - in addition to modern day principles - we can become the person we aspire to be.
The Journey to Achieve
The journey represents a marathon versus a sprint in your life.
It's the process of making mistakes, growing from them, and become wiser each day. It's creating the life you want. How? By being your own executive when making decisions that traverse life's unknown path. It's learning to achieve vicariously from great role models in our life like - Charlie Munger, Stephen Covey, or Will Smith - to incorporate life principles or proven mental models when making decisions. Lastly, its learning to think independently by focusing on the process leading your life towards achievement! Join me in your journey to achieve!
Where to start?
First -> check out the Core Fundamentals to incorporate as you begin changing the trajectory of your life
Second -> head over to The Journey to Achieve Blogroll to catch up on the latest journey to achieve articles
Third -> begin utilizing the tools in Life Resources Page
Thank you for taking the time to read the blog and definitely look forward to hearing from you through the journey! Start today!!
I am a Spring 13 initiate of the Nu Lambda of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity - The Rolling Stone Nupes of James Madison University.