We often see people that don’t have their priorities straight. One such example is a little story that saw the light of British media: Sadio Mane is a Senegalese soccer star who plays in Liverpool.
He earns approximately $10 million annually. He was criticized after some fans spotted him carrying a cracked iPhone. “Sadio Mane spotted with cracked iPhone despite £150,000-a-week Liverpool contract” read the newspaper article.
His response is a lesson for some and shows that Sadio is a real Positive Change Leader!
Here is his appropriate answer to the critics:
“Why would I want ten Ferraris, 20 diamond watches and two jet planes? I starved, I worked in the fields, played barefoot, and I didn’t go to school. Now I can help people. I prefer to build schools and give poor people food or clothing. I have built schools and a stadium; provide clothes, shoes, and food for people in extreme poverty. In addition, I give 70 euros per month to all people from a very poor Senegalese region in order to contribute to their family economy. I do not need to display luxury cars, luxury homes, trips, and even planes. I prefer that my people receive some of what life has given me.”
If one would ask oneself often enough, “do I have my priorities straight?” I can assure you, one would live a much better, more productive, more creative, more worth-living life! It is, in fact, a question that should be asked daily as one designs his or her battle plan (plan of tasks and actions) for the day! One can spend his life doing (or caring about) trivial unimportant things and miss out on the vital and important ones.
Let’s get our priorities straight and create a Positive Change for ourselves and for all around us!