ACTION OF THE TIGER
When an obstacle is in the way, the slothful man says, "There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets"
-Book of Proverbs
the action of the tiger:
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood.
Now set the teeth and stretch the nostrils wide.
Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit.
The games afoot: follow that spirit."
-Shakespeare from Henry V
Catalyst on a Hot Tin Roof
In 1859 the Great Blondin, the
man who invented the high-wire act, announced to the world that he intended to
cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope. As the story goes, 5,000 people gathered to
watch. Halfway across, Blondin suddenly stopped, steadied himself, back flipped
into the air, landed squarely on the rope, and then continued safely to the
other side. Just as he was about to begin yet another crossing, this time
pushing a wheelbarrow, he turned to the crowd and shouted, "Who believes
that I can cross pushing this wheelbarrow?" Every hand in the crowd went
up. Blondin pointed at one man.
"Do you believe that I can do it?" he asked.
"Yes, I believe you can," said the man.
"Are you certain?" Blondin asked.
"Yes," said the man.
"Yes, absolutely certain."
"Thank you," said Blondin. "Then, sir, get into the wheelbarrow."
It is the words that speak boldly of you as a self-starter and the actions that speak louder than words.
It is making time when there is none and coming through, time after time after time...commitment is the stuff character is made of."
Boldness and Commitment
"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."
-Johann von Goethe