You must be serious and dedicated to your goals – you will never get anywhere if you set them on a whim, or just treat them like a joke.
An earnest, dedicated spirit shines like a diamond and moves the hearts of people. That is because a brilliant flame burns within.
If we are sincere, people will understand our intentions, and our positive qualities will shine forth. It is pointless and destructive to be overly conscious about outward appearances.
As the German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote,
“How may one get to know oneself?
Never by contemplation, only indeed by action
Seek to do your duty, and you will know at once how it is with you”
Goals are at the heart of our success, in fact they are the Kyo, and indeed the very basis of Kyo Chi Gyo I. Set your goals with care, and once they are set, aim for them with vigour passion and determination in equal measure.