What is Viam Fec?
For starters, Viam Fec is a shortened version for “Viam Fecit” which means “He Made a Way” in Latin.
What does this mean?
During 218 BC, a man named Hannibal crossed the Alps mountain range while leading an army (including war elephants). This incredible feat is one of the most celebrated achievements of any military force.
When facing this daunting task, one of Hannibal’s generals asked him how he was going to cross this forbidding and unknown landscape.
Hannibals matter-of-fact reply echos throughout history and for all time:
“Aut inveniam viam aut faciam”
which is Latin for “I shall either find a way or make one.”
So I ask you the most important question of your life: what is true Freedom and how will you secure it for yourself and for your loved ones?
For me, my goal is life is for others to point at my existence, however brief it is, and say “He Made a Way Through His Alps”. For what else is there? What else ultimately defines a man more that his influence upon the world, his carving a path through all obstacles to make himself in his own image?
He made a way. Ron Fontaine, faced with a myriad of obstacles made a way.
What is the way you will make in life during the brief time you are here in the mountains of your mind?
Seize the day. Choose your greatness in the time you have.