Listen Closely – Speak Softly

Speak confidently, yet not too loudly, lest others not hear what you’re saying.

While you can’t force others to notice or admire you, still you must gently invite their attention and welcome its appearance.

None can guarantee that the quality or beauty of your creation will be appreciated, still, you must strive to do the best of which you are capable at all times.

You should teach yourself to listen closely, for that remote applause may be opportunity,  seeking entry to your abode.

At times, it is prudent to speak softly and listen closely, for that distant sound could be an invitation to greatness patiently tapping at your door.

Listen closely – speak softly. You may be surprised to discover that you are admired, you are appreciated, and you are loved.

Daniel Jacobs, 2007