Some challenges must be met head on. Others simply aren’t important. This distinction makes the idea of picking and choosing our battles easier to swallow. Otherwise, we’d crush every miscreant who challenges our throne.
If you have the gift of flight, use it to fly higher! Have pity on the imbecile confined to Earth’s walls; who still believes the world is flat, and who sees your success and not the story from which it derives.
Every book has a beginning. Who was the Knight before he was knighted? What inspired the orator to speak, or the artist to paint his fresco with brilliant colors? Is not invention the prerequisite to patents and trademarks?
Before we were kings and queens, we were soldiers of fortune. Mercenaries, who dared breathing deeply; who looked beyond the casualties of war and saw a land of peace and plenty! And now in our reign, intrusion is not well-received. Those who defy the order usually get more than they bargained for!
Your compassion frightens them as much as your gavel. They despise you for thinking independently, and many times, choose to assemble themselves against you. When a compromise cannot be achieved, save your debate for him with a sound mind. Do as the eagle and fly higher!
Ascend because you desire inspiration, not because you fear conflict. Soar the skies in search of new land and opportunity! Save your strength for decisive action. For as Franklin D. Roosevelt once wrote, “Today we have learned in the agony of war that great power involves great responsibility.”
Backing down is never easy. Stepping down or aside is even more difficult for those with a vision. But knowing when and when not to fight; when and when not to exert effort or energy; and finally, knowing the difference between significance and insignificance, are some of the most important skills a leader can ever obtain.
Save your debate for him with a sound mind. Do as the eagle and fly higher!
This is your Monday Unleaded for the week of April 7, 2013. Have a productive week!
Higher – Creed