We all live in different life circumstances. Some blossom early in their lives while others like me, took a longer time. In short, I was a mediocre student throughout my 10 years in St Anthony’s. I achieved no A, scored no sports medal and neither held any high position at all.
But I have something proud to show; a unblemished record of staying a true blue Anthonian for my entire schooling days till 1969.
And I got many blessings out this loyalty although not accolades for I did not make a mark in other pursuits.
My first blessing is in receiving 10 best years of Christian brothers’ education that enriched my mind, body and soul for my future use. What made it better was the support of a lineup of exemplary teachers who modeled the Christian brothers’ way of growing people.
And my second one is the precious opportunity to live during the SAS Golden Era. And studied with towering giant students who put our school on the national and world maps through their brilliance in the academics, sports and leadership arenas.
Throughout these years, I remained a silent spectator, watching all these goings-on with envy. But somehow, I was soaking in all these Anthonian values and practices that finally showed up some many years like a slow and late bloomer.
Today I am a Master Certified Coach with my Coaching School that teaches leaders to be better leaders that uses the same Anthonian principles of Faith, Charity, Discipline, Integrity, Health, Relationship and Excellence.
I continue to use them whenever I can as I journey on in my mission to teach and share with my children, students, coaches and others.
So the Anthonian Way Of Life lives on for a late bloomer like me.
Many thanks to the Christian brothers and teachers for ‘raising me up to stand on mountains and to walk on stormy seas’! (Josh Goben)
Michael Heah, PhD, MCC, Class of ’69