Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Patient and persistent

Waiting is not a choice... it is a necessity. Things do not happen as swiftly as we would like. So, patience is essential to success.

This does not mean we should become idle. Rather, we must take steps necessary to achieve our objectives. Each day is a new opportunity.

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. However, some obstacles cannot be plowed through. Instead, one must take the long way around.

Your goal may not change, but it could get away. Pursue it with all the resources at your disposal. It can flee, but it should not be allowed to escape.

Nothing worth doing is easy. Blood, sweat and tears might be required. Those who can stop, should do so before the going gets rough.

Life will never be fair. We must be patient and persistent to run down the prey. Only then, can we enjoy our well-deserved meal.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Worthy and watchful

Those who would be trusted most prove themselves worthy. The surest way to arouse suspicion is to ask for trust. From then on, everything you do and say will be scrutinized.

Evil preys on the unsuspecting. It devours those who believe its lies. You should be wary of what sounds too good to be true.

There are many snakes in the grass. Though their words drip with honey, the poison lies hidden. Once they strike, it is already too late.

Trust invites problems, but paranoia creates them. Not everyone is out to get you. Just be careful of the ones who are.

Those worthy of being trusted will not ask for it. They simply care and the rest will follow.  But take heed, for trust is easily lost and rarely regained.

Pride sees safety when destruction is nigh. Those who lift themselves up will go down in shame. Be worthy and watchful: when all else fails, you will not.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Social creatures

Human beings wither in isolation. A social creature requires that social component to survive. Otherwise, they eventually just fade away.

Even if you do not like people, contact with them is still required to maintain one's sanity. It is a cruel fate to be consigned to one's own thoughts. You will lose touch with reality.

Having humans around is not enough. We all see plenty in our daily lives. But without any meaningful communication, one is simply lost in the crowd.

People do not make it easy to know them. This is because it is not safe to reveal who you truly are. They wind up as strangers who meet every now and then.

To open up is like spreading blood in shark-infested waters. The feeding frenzy shall commence. You will be lucky if even a shred of dignity remains.

It is a sad state of affairs that people cannot be themselves. Nevertheless, it is the world we live in. Until we learn to appreciate, it will be a lonely place indeed.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Fake prospectors

With everything we know, there is so much we do not. Making decisions based on limited knowledge is like trying to guess what a puzzle is supposed to be when most of the pieces are missing. You will most likely be wrong.

Never be ashamed to admit you do not know something. Only those who are oblivious to the obvious have cause for shame. When the truth is staring you in the face, your eyes must be closed not to see.

People with agendas will claim knowledge which is suspect. Once you pull at the loose threads, the whole tapestry falls apart. Truth is not determined, it is discovered; it cannot be decided, merely demonstrated.

Be suspicious when somebody tries to sell you anything. Knowledge is power, thus claiming to know is an attempt at asserting power over others. Some are so good at this, they can have you convinced it was your idea.

People believe what they want. Then, they amass all manner of research to prove what they already believed. Common sense takes a back seat when there is money to be had and knowledge to be claimed.

Our world is full of fake prospectors tossing gold nuggets into the water and pretending to find them. Be not deceived, they have discovered nothing. Who can claim to be wise, if they reject the wisdom of the ages?

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Active dreams

Dreams without action are mere fancies. They have no substance and go nowhere. It is only when they prompt us to do something that they have value.

It is important to dream big. However, it is also necessary to determine the steps needed to achieve your goal. Otherwise, the mountain will not get climbed.

Imagination can lead to realization, if you are willing to put in the work. Things are never as great as they appear in the mind. Be prepared to smooth off the rough edges, so the jewel can be revealed.

When we are young, we desire many things. Adults have the means to get what they want. However, responsibility dictates which methods are appropriate and those that are not.

All of your resources should be employed in any worthwhile endeavor. Hold nothing back, and you will have nothing to regret. Those who succeed, reach just a bit further.

Do not expect others to understand. They gave up a long time ago. Only what is real to you can become real: otherwise dreams wind up in the graveyard of discarded notions.