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Blue ripple

What are the attributes of a master?

Confident. You are valuable. You are worthy. Everything from good posture to deep, steady breaths, you exemplify calm. You are relaxed and at ease around powerful men and beautiful women alike. You move with deliberate purpose. You can wait patiently, comfortable in the knowledge that you will eventually get what you want. Therefore, you remain poised and unaffected by temporary setbacks.

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A clever fox

Two foxes are hiding among the brush watching a flock of chickens feeding in the barnyard. The younger fox says to the older one, “Let’s run over there and kill one of those chickens!” The older fox responds, “No. Let’s wait until they go to sleep in the coop tonight and kill all of them.”

There’s a meaningful difference between taking action “now, not later” versus acting on impulse. In the first case, the emphasis is on not waiting for conditions to be perfect before carrying out your plan. In the latter, on a lack of planning altogether. While it’s true that we should not sit idle while the world passes us by, it may be advantageous to think over your possibilities beforehand.

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