A powerful insight from the I Ching:
A wind that changes direction often, even a very powerful one, will disperse nothing – it only stirs up the sky. The wind that causes real change is the one that blows consistently in the same direction.
When faced with a difficult problem to resolve or a goal we wish to achieve, we often are tempted to take striking and energetic actions. Though it is possible to achieve temporary results in this fashion, they tend to collapse when we cannot sustain the vigorous effort.
More enduring accomplishments are won through gentle but ceaseless penetration, like that of a soft wind blowing steadily in the same direction. This is how you should seek to influence others.
1) Establish a clear goal
2) Eliminate your own inferior qualities and earn an influence over others
3) Avoid aggressive or ambitious maneuvers now; they are rooted in desire and fear and maintain a proper attitude
In your interactions with others, bend like a willow. By remaining adaptable, balanced, accepting and independent and steadily moving in a single direction, you gain the clarity and strength that make possible a series of great successes.
This is wise advice to achieve success in any area. By being focused with your energy, intent and action, you create the most powerful results and accomplishments.
Stay true to your vision and purpose and go forward one step at a time.
‘Where there is vision, the people prosper.‘