After being published for more than 2 Millennia ago by the Chinese Philosopher Lao Tzu in Tao Te Ching, we all know how that saying goes.
But as I was laboring to finish all these tutorial programs, I cannot help reflect on how timeless and relevant that quote is today as it was during the time of Lao Tzu.
Most of us would follow the Second Habit, Beginning with the End in Mind. All though it is a good habit to follow, we often forget that for us to achieve our dreams, we should be able to travel the way that leads towards it.
It is so easy to tell ourselves that “I’ll do it tomorrow” or “I’ll do it when I’m …” or “I’ll get started once …”
Our greatest obstacles are not ourselves, but our own procrastination, our complacency in enjoying safety and familiarity, and fearing pain and the unknown.
Our greatest weapons against these obstacles are these habit: Perseverance, Ambition, and Courage. They are called habits because, as Stephen Covey would say, they are timeless virtues that would resonate through the ages.