Make good intentions intentional!

It is a well-known fact that people who gloat around the marvelous plot of a book they intend to write will never get around to start working on it. They dissipate all their creative energy in sharing it with others. Everyone will have met a smoker who intends to give up his pernicious habit next week, or who has stopped indeed and now boasts his feat around. Such promises forebode failure and are soon forgotten.

Do not create expectations in your bearing in public. Your endeavor to impress may turn against you. One’s supposedly fine qualities better be not trumpeted around lest they be put to the test. Showing off may become self-destructive.

Being modest has the advantage of not evoking resistance detrimental to one’s objectives. Many an enlightened man presented himself to the world as a sort of clown. So he could subtly inject his wisdom without his public being aware of it.

The lesson to be learnt is that if one has made a first step on a path of change it is better to work unobtrusively until one has arrived at one’s goal safely. Discrete silence breeds energy and creativity.

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3 thoughts on “Make good intentions intentional!

  1. From my point of view your saying let your actions speak louder than your words. you waste so much energy talking about what you are going to do instead of taking that energy you use talking and doing. What im trying to say is dont put gas in the car and dont drive it..

  2. From a differing perspective, it has been my experience that, typically, those who spend the greater time boasting of one’s own attributes lack the skills necessary to back up the talk. The talk then simply serves to mask the depth of action and inability to execute with precision and skill.

    I do concur that power lies in quietly and purposely setting about to impact a plan of action / change — doing so increases focus, energy and impact. The greatest leaders have been those who set out to make a difference, impact change, without shouting it from the mountain top prior to.

  3. You are both on the same tangent. “Don’t talk about it, be about it”.

    If people had humility and were real with one another this would be of no concern. The problem is that you have people that actually gather a following from the fluffed rhetoric, the sadder aspect of that is the followers seem to think it’s all good.

    Bad begets worse.

Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data, ability to repeat discredited memes, and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Also, be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor even implied. Any irrelevancies you can mention will also be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous :)

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