“Such a simple concept, yet so true: that which we manifest is before us; we are creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.”
Enzo,The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein.
Behold FORTIS. It means a lot to me. I’m told that in Latin it means “brave.” It means “strong.” It means “courageous.” It means “powerful.” I suppose it can mean those things. I am all about progress, not perfection. I strive to be perfect.
I strive to be FORTIS.
To me, to our Firm, “FORTIS” stands for Fearless. On Time and On Target. Resilient. Tenacious. Inspired. Serene. Yes, again. To me. To us. I strive to be all of those things, all the time. Truth be told, I am not those things, all the time, and I never have been nor will I be. Progress, not perfection. In my past, there have been moments when I was some of those things some of the time, and there were definitely moments when I was none of those things none of the time. But, hopefully one day, for one moment, for the moment that counts, for the moment that counts for you, I will be Fearless. I will be On Time and On Target. I will be Resilient. I will be Tenacious. I will be Inspired. I will be Serene. I will be all of those things, at the same time, for that one moment, the one moment you need me to be all of those things. I will be FORTIS.
FORTIS for me is Never Above You, Never Below You, Always Beside You. That is my FORTIS. That is my promise.