"Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential." Bruce Lee
East and West. Yin and Yang. Striving and Stillness. I love the comparisons. Like most that find themselves responsible for bottom line results in business I've been called a 'Type A'. And like anyone who humbly hopes to improve on the less appealing traits of that personality, I recognize the benefits and appreciate the beauty, simplicity and calm of Asian ways. Hell - after spending time in South East Asia, studying Aikido, and marrying a Japanese woman you would think that some of it would rub off. But as much as we try to modify our genetic predisposition and smooth the rough edges some of us are still Type A drivers and always will be. If you are a Type A and like bullet point answers. Here are 5 eastern insights:
- Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues. – Confucius
- Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death. - Sun Tzu
- He, who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own. – Confucius
- We're no more than candles burning in the wind” Proverb
- "Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here to realize your inner divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment." Morihei Ueshiba
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