Wednesday, June 04, 2008

In defense of without

So, I've been studying a lot of the Tao De Ching lately.

Got me thinking about the concept of "without."

Examples:

Work without rewards.
You’ll get more done.

Compete without results.
You’ll have more fun.

Nurture without possessing.
You’ll become less attached.

Give without condition.
You’ll become more fulfilled.

Govern without self-importance.
You’ll lead most effectively.

Have without possessing.
You’ll be less upset when you lose it.

Lead without controlling.
You’ll inspire and empower.

Lead without dominating.
You’ll (actually) get people to follow you.

See without preference.
You’ll see even more.

Teach without words.
You’ll have more students than ever.

Perform without actions.
You’ll get a standing ovation every time.

Give without expecting.
You’ll get it back eventually.

Illuminate without dazzling.
You’ll make the best impression.

Act without expectation.
You’ll be cool and focused.

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