Only tough people can engage in challenging undertakings.

No matter what kind of difficulties you encounter, you must believe in your own possibilities, never give up, persevere, think continuously, study and innovate. Only by paying no less than anyone’s efforts can you open up a difficult situation and thus challenge and succeed.

The word ” challenge” sounds inspiring and very manly. However, in order to achieve a new career, one must have a fighting heart of ” to the end in any case”.

If this is not the case, only the word ” challenge” is used on the tip of the tongue, and it is only empty talk if it thunders and does not rain.

In my opinion, only those who are able to work hard and resolutely overcome difficulties, no matter what difficulties they encounter, can engage in challenging undertakings.

When various forms of difficulties and pressures come upon us, we often flinch or change our original beliefs and compromise. The energy to overcome such difficulties and pressures comes from the indomitable fighting heart held by the parties concerned. ” You must not lose, you must succeed.” This fierce fighting spirit must be ignited.

Inside kyocera, it is often said: ” when you feel that you cannot do it, it is the beginning of your work.” This sentence comes from my experience when I was young.

Soon after I founded Kyocera, in order to ensure that I have food to eat in the future, I will continue to open up new customers and often make door-to-door sales. However, because kyocera at that time had neither fame nor reputation nor actual performance, it was always coldly rejected when selling at home.

I remember the most humiliating experience was visiting a well-known large mechanical and electrical manufacturer. At that time, I really didn’t understand anything. I only wanted to see the technicians in the vacuum tube manufacturing department of the other party, so I suddenly came to visit. as a result, the doorman turned me off: ” we don’t accept unannounced visits.”

However, I did not give up and visited many times. I finally met with the relevant technicians with great difficulty.

However, the technician refused me rudely and said, ” You don’t know our company at all. We are a chaebol company and only purchase ceramic products from the same chaebol company. Like Kyocera, an enterprise that does not belong to the same chaebol, has no actual performance and no reputation, and suddenly comes to market, it is absolutely impossible for us to purchase. ”

Including this kind of purchase restriction between chaebol enterprises, how can the obstacles in front of me be broken through? At that time, I had no idea at all, and the young salesmen in the same trade were depressed.

I think, as a leader, I can’t be depressed. So I said, ” It’s our job to start when we are rejected and think about how to open up a difficult situation.” On the one hand, it encourages frustrated young salesmen; on the other hand, it is also for myself.

In this way, no matter what difficulties we encounter, we will never give up, persevere, visit our customers constantly and strive to obtain orders. If this kind of effort is used as a metaphor, it is that dripping water wears away a stone.

That is to say, if it is only a drop of water, of course it cannot penetrate the rock, but as long as it lasts indefinitely, even a small drop of water can penetrate the rock.

With this strong will to constantly challenge, we will eventually fight our way out.

As a matter of fact, kyocera, which has no credit, no actual performance and does not belong to any chaebol, finally got the order from the company mentioned earlier, which seems impossible to get the order. In addition, Kyocera has also received orders from other large electrical companies.

Kyocera is such an enterprise that challenges the difficult situation with tenacious will and obtains orders that are considered impossible.

Moreover, no matter how difficult the order is technically, we will try our best to deliver the goods within the agreed time. In this way, we will continue to open up new customers and improve our performance.

At this time, it is important to believe in one’s own possibilities and continuously explore solutions.

So far, no matter what kind of difficulties I have encountered, I will think: ” The previous methods may not work, but we can certainly find other methods to fight our way out.” And then try very hard to think about the way to open the dilemma.

No matter how severe and difficult the situation is, we must rack our brains, think about all the conditions and explore specific ways to overcome the difficulties.

If you want to challenge and succeed, you must study hard and innovate like this, that is, think about the specific methods to solve the problem and stick to the attitude of ” never leaving”.

The so-called challenge is not only courage, but also perseverance. It’s not just about believing in possibilities. It is necessary to think thoroughly about what to do in order to open up the specific strategy of the difficult situation.

No matter what kind of difficulties you encounter, you must believe in your own possibilities, never give up, persevere, think continuously, study and innovate, ” try to do this, try to do that”. only by paying no less than anyone’s efforts can you open up a difficult situation and thus challenge and succeed.

Wang Yangming: Knowledge is not knowledge, cleverness is not wisdom

Fools seek knowledge, while high-level people understand it.

According to the biography, a friend asked Wang Yangming, ” don’t you remember reading?”

Wang Yangming replied, ” As long as you know, how do you remember? To know that it is already the second righteousness, as long as you know your own identity. If you want to remember, you don’t know. If the disciples want to know, they will not know what they are. ”

Wang Yangming believes that ordinary people only remember what is said in the book when reading, which is learning knowledge. Because remembering is just that you remember the words in the book, but does this ” knowledge” affect and touch you? This is hard to say.

Knowing is that you discovered the truth in the book from your own heart and verified the truth in the book in your own heart. This is the essence of reading to invent. This is the real knowledge.

It can be said that in Wang Yangming’s eyes, knowledge is only dead and has no attitude. Learning, on the other hand, is the knowledge that is verified and realized in our hearts. The biggest difference here is whether you have verified and realized it in your heart.

Therefore, some people understand a lot about people’s life and have read a lot of books, but they are not reliable in doing things. Because these principles are only knowledge in his mind.

Whether we are studying or practicing, we should make clear whether we are learning knowledge, or whether we are realizing the truth and studying.

Lao Tzu said that learning is becoming more and more important, while learning is becoming less and less important. Learning is learning knowledge, of course, the more you learn, the more you learn. For the Tao, it is to realize knowledge, and naturally less and less. Wang Yangming told us that the end of learning is to realize conscience.

Knowing but not doing is just unknown.

This kind of person is often encountered in life. They have a lot of knowledge and know a lot of truth, but they never do things according to those moral proverbs and knowledge.

Wang Yangming believed that they did not know. For example, a son thinks he knows what filial piety is, but he often abuses his parents. The son did not actually know ” filial piety”.

So Wang Yangming said, ” Those who do not know and cannot do it. Knowing but not doing is just unknown. ”

Those who are truly learned know a good truth and will immediately put it into practice. As Lao Tzu said, ” Staff Sergeant, hearing this, does it diligently.”

If a person really realizes what is good and good, he will certainly do it. If he does not act, there is only one reason: he does not really realize good.

Honesty leads to wisdom, while lack of honesty leads to cleverness.

Wang Yangming believed that only the utmost sincerity in the world can make the foundation of the world. In his view, ” sincerity” is a very important word. In order to do things, one must have sincerity first, and then one can achieve success in things. Otherwise, one cannot begin. Therefore, when doing anything, we should pay attention to the word ” sincerity”. This ” sincerity” is sincere and frank from the heart.

We often talk about the difference between wisdom and intelligence. In Wang Yangming’s view, people with great wisdom are all based on sincerity. Honesty means not deceiving oneself, others or the world.

However, those ” smart people”, contrary to sincerity, are based on cleverness and fraud, and so-called intelligence has become a means of obtaining benefits.

Therefore, Wang Yangming warned the younger generation in his family precepts: Do not lie and do not covet profits. If a person cannot do the word sincerity, his wisdom will easily degenerate into ordinary cleverness.

” Han Feizi” said that cleverness is not as good as honesty. At this point, Wang Yangming and Zeng Guofan coincide with the ancients.

Zeng Guofan claimed to be ” blunt and clumsy” and broke ” skillful” with ” clumsy and sincere”. This enabled him to develop a transcendental ability that knows the world but is not disturbed by the common world.

” If you are sincere, you will be dedicated and full of energy. If you do not change your routine, you will eventually have a natural day.” ” Honesty” is not only the need to cultivate one’s morality and the way to get along with others, but also the foundation of establishing one’s career and achieving success.

Although ” sincere” sometimes seems to suffer immediate losses, it lays a foundation for the future and will eventually bring greater gains. This is what all ” smart people” who are blind despise, but it is a necessary quality for anyone who can achieve great things.

Source: kazuo inamori Business School

The old adage: things don’t drag, words don’t talk, people don’t do

Looking back at the past and present, those who have achieved great things have wonderful ways to conduct themselves.

The life experience of the sages is of great educational significance to us ordinary people.

To sum up, the wisdom of the ancients in life is condensed in these nine words.


Things will not drag on.

People are inert.

When everyone is tired and tired,

I can’t help but want to stop and steal for a while. I’m lazy and have a rest.

But what I fear most is the word ” procrastination”.

Today’s work should be finished today.

Tomorrow after tomorrow, how many tomorrow?

How can one grasp tomorrow if he does not cherish today?

If something happens, it will only delay; if you drag people along, you will get old; if you drag things along, you will get yellow.

Day after day, year after year, I wasted my time in my paralysis.

Small things drag into big things, good things drag into bad things, easy things drag into difficult things.

In the end, he ended up with nothing and nothing.

Tao Yuanming, a great poet of the Eastern Jin Dynasty, once wrote this verse to warn the world:

Once youth once in the past can never again, one day will never see the next day out.

Be diligent in time, time waits for no one.

To be a human being, one must cherish time and be diligent.

When doing things, we must be swift and resolute.

Diligence makes nothing difficult in the world, and procrastination makes it difficult.

Don’t give yourself any more reasons, think clearly and act immediately.

Once the first step is taken, the later things may not be as difficult as you think.


Few words

In Zhouyi, it is said that ” there are few words of auspicious people and many words of impetuous people.”

A man of few words often acts in a steady manner and is good for others.

People who pay a lot of money are often cranky and pompous, making enemies and inviting disaster.

Therefore, shut up, is the best self – protection.

” Di Zi Gui” said:

” Speak more than less; However, don’t be clever. ”

It means that words are not expensive, but rather expensive.

The speech should be practical and realistic, and should not be glib and eloquent.

Zhu Ziqing wrote in ” Silence”:

” Your words should be like stars in the night, not like firecrackers on New Year’s Eve – who cares about firecrackers that take place all night?”

Mozi had a student named Ziqin. Ziqin once asked the teacher, ” Which is better, more or less?”

Mozi replied: ” Frogs and flies cry all day and night, making themselves thirsty, but no one is willing to listen to their voices. The cock that announces the dawn only sings at dawn, but all the people in the world smell the cock. In this way, it seems, what is the benefit of talking more? The important thing is to choose the right time to speak. ”

When you have emotions, talk about them later.
Not sure, said after verification;
When there is something urgent, steady and elaborate;
When not necessary, press not to say.

Don’t talk nonsense if you shouldn’t, don’t talk nonsense if you can’t, and don’t talk nonsense if you can’t.

The charm of language can be brought into full play only when words have substance and when discretion is grasped.


People don’t do it

To be a human being, one must understand the limits of discretion.

The so-called understand discretion, is to grasp the standard of life.

Moderation is a ruler, which can be used to measure oneself as well as others.

Have a ruler in your heart and act wisely:

Be lukewarm, supercilious;

Hardness and softness are combined; the outer circle and the inner circle are combined.

Polite, courteous and measured.

Enter when entering, and retreat when retreating.

Show when you show and hide when you hide.

Do whatever you want, eat whatever bowl you serve.

To leave room for others is to leave room for yourself.

The pitch is worthy of heaven and earth; praise and criticism have their own spring and autumn.

I have read all about Qian Fan’s indifference and serenity, as well as the vicissitudes of life and the calm of the world.

This proper balance is our lifelong pursuit.