G-Pop says this is the opposite of being rough. For some reason rough, tough, overbearing, pushy and unyielding have been deemed virtues in this day and age.
But keep in mind, it is the nature of our species that once vanquished, to return for a rematch with vengeance. ven though everybody knows this–from the kindergarten student to the aging soul in hospice–we still believe that if we do not carry some “punch” with our ideas, nothing will ever get accomplished.
So basically, when there are problems–a hint of difficulty–people fall into three categories of idealism:
1. “It’ll be all right.”
In other words, either God, karma, their talent or just the sheer brute power of the undertaking will push through, take over, and control the day.
2. “We can work it out as we go.”
No, we can’t. What would make us think we’d be more prepared to handle difficulty while rushed, frantic and trapped than we are sitting around sipping tea and eating chicken wings?
3. “If it’s meant to be, it will work.”
Really? G-Pop can tell you right now that most of the beautiful things in this world struggled to gain air. They were rejected simply because someone had cornered the market on a way to subjugate others, and a smooth plan needed to be devised to sidestep the insanity.
So what is the definition of being smooth?
“I will do my planning in the front–because in the middle, what is required is my patience, which is the force that helps me achieve my goal.”
Even though our society speaks of peaceful coexistence, we simultaneously divide into camps and hurl rocks at one another.
It’s G-Pop’s piece of advice for today.
Don’t leave your planning room until you’re really excited that your plan can be achieved without you losing sight of your purpose.
Published by Jonathan Cring