Been reading – love that – actually had the time (no taken the time) to read.
With the baby coming (11 weeks to go and our first) might not have that much more time for self development.
Had already taken a year out after selling Spearfish (my second company – the events / marketing one) so should be ready.
Anyhoo loving some of this from Confucius and realised that it didn’t really go in my marketing blog or tweets – after people started to question what my philosphical ramblings were on about.
So popped it here instead – Enjoy
“The Master said, (the good man) does not grieve that other people do not recognize his merits. His only anxiety is lest he should fail to recognize theirs.”
“He who by reanimating the Old can gain knowledge of the New is fit to be a teacher.”
“Tzu-kung asked about the true gentleman. The Master said, He does not preach what he practices till he has practised what he preaches.”
“The Master said, A gentleman takes as much trouble to discover what is right as lesser men take to discover what will pay.”
“The Master said, To men who have risen at all above the middling sort, one may talk of things higher yet.
But to men who are at all below the middling sort it is useless to talk of things that are above them.”
“The Master said, Who expects to be able to go out of a house except by the door? How is it then that no one follows this
Way of ours?”
“As to be being a Divine Sage or even a Good Man, far be it from me to make any such claim. As for unwavering effort to learn and unflagging patience in teaching others, those are merits that I do not hesitate to claim.”
“I have never yet seen anyone whose desire to build up his moral power was as strong as sexual desire.”
And then one from me – Only 3 things in the world: money/time/energy. The 1st made, the 2nd cannot be bought + the 3rd comes from a vast resource called motivation
It make a difference before you start – trust me 🙂