Sunday, December 19, 2010

Home Schooling - Concept Of Patience


City of Autumn Leaves - Yuki Saori



A short description of three famous Warlords of medieval Japan
vying for the Unification of Japan...
(in Japan...the surnames come first)


Oda Nobunaga 

He ruled with an iron fist and relied upon
Negative Reinforcement and Punishment to rule.
He had unified most...but not all of Japan.


Toyotomi Hideyoshi

One of Oda Nobunaga's Generals
he gained power after Oda Nobunaga was assassinated
by eventually defeating Oda Nobunaga's successor.
He was a man of action...but without enough patience.
During his military campaigns...he tried to force openings...
without thinking of the possibility of failure and planning 
contingencies in the event of failure.
He had tried to invade China without first uniting Japan.
He failed in Korea.


Tokugawa Ieyasu

A warlord of great patience.
He defeated Toyotomi Hideyoshi
by securing strategic areas ahead of time...
by waiting until success was more assured...
before striking.
He awarded land and privileges to 
his supporters.
He utilized Positive Reinforcement.
He was the great unifier of Japan.
He became the Shogun.


A famous saying depicting the personalities
of the three Japanese Warlords.


A Cuckoo that did not sing for each...
and their way of dealing with it.


Oda Nobunaga:
If the Cuckoo doesn't sing...
I'll kill it.

Toyotomi Hideyoshi:
If the Cuckoo doesn't sing...
I'll make it sing.

Tokugawa Ieyasu:
If the Cuckoo doesn't sing...
I'll wait for it to sing.

Tokugawa Ieyasu's Shogunate rule
extended for almost 200 hundred years.

The concept of Patience is a difficult one to learn...
if one doesn't develop forward thinking.

The ability to see the correct path is determined by
the ability to see the desired destination clearly.
It then becomes a matter of reverse engineering
to where one stands at the present.

It then becomes a matter of adequately preparing
one's self and watching for the right time to act...
to effect the greatest change.

It does no good to merely wait.
One has to prepare for the time to act...
constantly.

Patience
is knowing that the time will come...
and so...the drive to succeed
will remain undiminished.

To have un-channeled drive
leads to frustration...
and so...
to giving up.

Life is a marathon...
not a sprint.

There will be setbacks...
and disappointments.

To fail sometimes...
is inevitable.

To give up...
is to fail every time...
forever.

To never give up...
is to eventually win.

Alex has a dream to become a
Math Professor...
Research Scientist...
Inventor...
Writer.

He wishes to help others
through his work.

He knows that for him to be able to
fulfill his dreams...
he must master the fundamental concepts.

He knows that it will be many years of unrelenting effort...
however, he also realizes that effort in life is front loaded.
His most trying years are his school years.
He will have to learn so much
about so many things.

After, and only after, he masters the basics
can he think more creatively...
and so...enjoy his work.

Once he gets into the work force...
he will start reaping the rewards
of his efforts.

With the base of his pyramid built wide
and sturdy...
all of life may rest upon it.

This is being on a Positive Spiral.
Life becomes sweeter
the more you age...
and the higher up you go.

With this in mind...
one can not only look forward to life...
one can be driven by passions...
so even the preparation is enjoyable.

With a clear vision of what one
wishes to become...
and with the knowledge of the steps
needed to get there
in the most efficient and effective manner...
patience becomes a foregone conclusion.

Patience is not so much a lesson learned...
but the knowledge that with proper preparation...
success follows.

Patience is a realization of the inevitable.



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