Outstanding people have one thing in common: An absolute sense of mission.
– Zig Ziglar
At TASTEdaily our guiding principles are noted in the Move Forward Mantra.
Do you have a personal creed? A few words or sentences that guide you?
Last week a post attributed to Meryl Streep went viral on Facebook. Reportedly, Meryl lives by these words, but the inspiring post was actually written by Portuguese author José Micard Teixeira.
Let his words inspire your own personal creed.
José Micard Teixeira’s Creed:
I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me.
I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities.
In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.”
Oh, by the way
PS: Speaking of Meryl… see Meryl Streep’s latest film The Giver in theaters now. It’s a haunting tale of a guy named Jonas and “The Giver,” who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories. Spooky. See the trailer here.