Sincerity & Dedication

“Do your utmost in trivial things,

From that, you can attain sincerity,

This sincerity becomes apparent,

From being apparent, it becomes manifest.

From being manifest, it becomes brilliant;

Brilliant, it affects others.

Affecting others, they are changed by it.

Changed by it, they are transformed.

Only those with complete sincerity can transform everything.

It will change;

If you do your utmost one step by one step,

The world will change.”

 

(Adapted from "Doctrine of the Mean", one of four books of Confucian philosophy)