Precision of Purpose 

A dozen cicadas on a tree trunk make such a racket that an entire garden will ring with their importunate chink
While a lone leopard stealthily moves across the plain with greater precision of purpose
In light of such observations, one would think it is not so much the frequency with which a cry is uttered but instead the fervency of the echo which gains one the world’s respect

Also, it is a fact of life that in order to qualify, one must first measure up to set specifications
And a man’s use of his time is emblematic of his self-worth
So the drifter with no objective or aim seldom stumbles upon opportunity for he cannot identify it even if in sight
While she of intuitive and self-directed intent becomes queen regnant with superior might

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Make Mondays Meaningful Too

If the lord affords you breath this day
Be dutiful and resilient
Learn from yesterday’s challenges
But leave past achievements where they belong
And focus instead on the road ahead

Forge new paths and explore new avenues
Be productive instead of leeching off others
Remember, what you receive for nothing is worth no more than the price you pay for it
And understand the difference between what you get and what you deserve

Know also that existence is a sequence of fleeting moments and lasting impressions
And life a realm of possibilities wherein those who cultivate the habit of always anticipating the most favourable outcomes get the most enjoyment

Therefore, imagine that you can do something
Think of how you would do such a thing
Visualise yourself doing it
Then picture yourself having successfully done so

For courage and fear both have their source in the imagination
That gift of creative impetus bestowed on all, yet not always equally exercised by man


The Power to Shape 

Should you be faced with indecision, let decorum give way to duty
For it is from a lofty sense of responsibility that the mightiest energy springs
And the more you give, the more you’ll keep
Since the act of enriching is what affords the soul its peace

Be as the light that transfigures morning dew-drops into diamonds
And not like the veiled hoard of relics stored at a free port
With valuable antiques and all sorts of commoditised human efforts
Cold and concealed creations whose lifeblood has been drained by the siphons of commerce
So-called art that is completely divorced from the intent which birthed it
And is of no benefit whatsoever to mankind

Remember, the quality and impact of influence corresponds to the character of one who exercises such power to shape…
And what’s not revealed to the eyes of the masses cannot possibly move hearts, let alone shift consciousness


Carry on, confidently

What more does a man stand to lose
If he’s already lost his confidence?

Many men don’t succeed because they don’t think they can
And it is true also, that many more have much confidence in others
But none whatsoever in themselves

However, the man of absolute confidence
Who says I can and I know
Is by definition a king
Making the kingliest among men
Those who believe they can do, know how to, and then do

Remember, when we behold the beauty and scent of a rose, we forget the thorn
So too, must we look past immediate hurdles, and focus on the goal


Make Mondays Meaningful 

Life only has three seasons
Yesterday, today, and tomorrow
So immerse yourself fully into your work
And let your present occupation be a stepping-stone to higher planes

The ideals you currently hold should naturally inspire your ideas for the future
And by fulfilling your duties for the day in the best way, you prepare yourself for tomorrow’s responsibilities

Be a paladin and not a pauper
Pessimism is debilitating, so only focus your energies on the positive and empowering

Act now and never procrastinate
Remember, superiority by the fraction of a second gains distinction


Sayings for September

when you have diversified interests
and your focus is divided
don’t expect to achieve the best outcomes
for it’s likely the results of such inattention will be lopsided


overweening ambition has led many to ruin
so be careful not to set yourself up for death by discontent
which is what many suspect
brought William Ralston to his mysterious end


when you find purpose
your pursuits no longer need to be incentivised
and if you believe in karma
then make certain that you give your all
and you’ll be fulfilled in the most meaningful of ways


the lord to the unfortunate is somewhere beyond the skies
but to the blessed, in the soul the force resides


A Steady Temperament

believe in yourself
but above all, be aware of your abilities
and keep your mind open to possibilities
but be reasonable and don’t overestimate your capabilities

stay grounded and seek primarily an understanding of human affairs
and don’t let disquietude or zeal cloud your judgement
but rather let honest perspective be the regulator of your ambition
and always maintain a steady temperament