CONCEAL YOUR INTENTIONS – Keep people off-balance and in the dark by never revealing the purpose behind your actions. If they have no clue what you are up to, they cannot prepare a defense. Guide them far enough down the wrong path, envelop them in enough smoke, and by the time they realize your intentions, it will be too late.
NEVER PUT TOO MUCH TRUST IN FRIENDS, LEARN HOW TO USE ENEMIES – Be wary of friends they will betray you more quickly, for they are easily aroused to envy. They also become spoiled and aroused to envy. They also become spoiled and tyrannical. But hire a former enemy and he will be more loyal than a friend, because he has more to prove. In fact, you have more to fear from friends than from enemies. If you have no enemies, find a way to make them.
NEVER OUTSHINE THE MASTER – Always make those above you feel comfortably superior. In your desire to please and impress them, do not go too far in displaying your talents or you might accomplish the opposite–inspire fear and insecurity. Make your masters appear more brilliant than they are and you will attain the heights of power.
“I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.”
See Thomas Jefferson post for a friendly reminder.
The greatest of the greats said “I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.” Moral of the story, do you boo, so you!
Da Vinci once said “I’ve been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” So, what are you doing?
“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
Thomas Jefferson once said that he found that the harder he worked, the more luck he seemed to have.
By the way, Happy First Day of Fall!!!
It’s that time of year again when and where we bust out with the “butter leathers and made cheddar.”
“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” ~Diane Ackerman
I can, therefore I am. ~Simone Weil