By: Mond Ortiz
John Gokongwei Jr.'s, otherwise known also as "Big John", lived a very meaningful life that towards the end, he lived by inspiring people to be successful in their chosen fields and in everything they do. Being the founder of JG Summit Holdings Inc. which owns Cebu Pacific and other companies like Robinsons Land, Universal Robina Corp., and more, Big John left a legacy of success, hard work, integrity, persevearance, faith, and family.
I now share you some quotes from John Gokongwei Jr. which can serve as a source of inspiration for all you aspiring cabin crew.
“I dont rely on feng shui. I believe hard work brings us good luck and success.” -John Gokongwei Jr.
“As a boy in school, I already had the drive to be No. 1. If I achieve my goals, OK, but if not, I always ask why and try to rectify myself.” -John Gokongwei Jr.
"I chose to live my life unafraid even during times when I WAS afraid. I discovered that opportunities don't find you; you find your opportunities." -John Gokongwei Jr.
"You have to love your work. You have to save money instead of spending all of it. Look for areas you can compete in. Work damn hard. Most importantly, you have to love it." -John Gokongwei Jr.
"Do what is right... do it with honesty and vigor. Be creative - thats important. Dont follow what other people are doing." -John Gokongwei Jr.
"Whether it's difficult or not, there will be a few people who are outstanding, who will rise above the rest." -John Gokongwei Jr.
"Success is not necessarily about connections, or cutting corners, or chamba - the three Cs of bad business. Call it trite, but believe me: success can be achieved through hard work, frugality, integrity, responsiveness to change, and most of all, boldness to dream." -John Gokongwei Jr.
"The important thing to know is that life will always deal us a few bad cards, but we have to play those cards the best we can. And we can play to win. This was one lesson I picked up when I was a teenager. It has been my guiding principle ever since. When I wanted something, the best person to depend on was myself." -John Gokongwei Jr.