Zeng Guofan said, there are four kinds of happiness for a man, and they must be cultivated.
Xianfeng eight years, he wrote in his diary:
Dignified and heavy is the expensive aspect,
Humility and countenance are noble,
When things come back, they are rich.
Charity is wealth.
A person composed massiness, humility and tolerance, have a beginning and end, heart of kindness, is the real phase of wealth.
Dignified and thick
Lao Tzu said: “For light root, static for manic jun.”
Dignified and heavy person behavior is not frivolous, do things calm not impetuous.
Such people are trusted as leaders and trusted as friends.
It is recorded in the Historical manuscripts of The Qing Dynasty that Zeng Guofan was “a man of great importance and few words”. He walked slowly and heavily and spoke little but steadily.
He was dignified in front of his subordinates. His calm temperament made people admire him and unconsciously respected him.
Zeng Guofan wrote to his son:
“To behave too lightly is a big disadvantage. We should always be careful. Whether we walk or sit, we should always be heavy and thick.”
External modesty is a person’s inner calm.
It was because of this calm, Zeng Guofan was able to avoid trouble, and repeatedly made achievements.
In 1862, the Xiang army conquered Anqing and Tianjing was within easy reach.
Zeng Guofan, however, insisted again and again that “one step should be stopped, one step should be steady”. He ordered his troops and waited for reinforcements from all sides.
his brother Zeng Guoquan will not listen to the day, led the troops to the capital, Zeng Guofan wrote to warn him that the light risk is too big, let him stop.
Ceng Guoquan but regardless of, bent on taking the head.
Sure enough, taiping reinforcements arrived, Zeng Guocun was soon besieged in the capital city, in despair.
Had it not been for Zeng Guofan’s great support, Zeng Guofan would have died in tianjing.
Zeng Guofan said: “When calm, can be when the event.”
A person work sedate, not greedy work rashly, in order to finally achieve a great deal.
Deep and thick, is the first qualification of life.
Only when a person has a calm demeanor and doesn’t panic when things happen, can he bear heavy burdens and take on great responsibilities.
With humility, let Zeng Guofan said: life’s greatest enemy, one is lazy, one is arrogant.
Arrogant people are ignorant and rude. They don’t know how to respect others.
Such a man will have nothing to do with him, and sooner or later he will suffer great losses.
Being humble and accepting of others is the way to be good.
Zeng Guofan, in his early days as a soldier in Changsha, held himself in high esteem and looked down upon his colleagues.
So when doing things, the attitude is arrogant, do not respect others.