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)