He was worried that Luo Bingzhang, the governor of Hunan, would interfere in his training, so he wrote a letter in advance in the past.
Tell him he can do it alone. Don’t send anyone to mess with it.
Wuchang emergency, he asked Luo Bingzhang for help, is still a pair of uncle’s face.
“Between the lips and the teeth, the wise do not know.”
Tell Governor Locke to send troops as soon as possible, not to wait for someone to remind you.
Arrogant people have a hard time facing their own problems and are more likely to be critical of others than tolerant of others.
Luo wrote back and criticized his stubbornness. Instead, he complained that Luo was mean.
Even his younger brother Zeng Guohua could not stand it, saying that he “embarrassed everyone” and often made people feel embarrassed.
In the long run, Zeng Guofan slowly offended the whole hunan officialdom and was finally deposed by Emperor Xianfeng and returned home.
Thinking over the pain, Zeng Guofan began to learn to restrain his pride, a little bit to become humble.
One of the first things he did after leaving the mountain was to write to hunan officials at all levels and ask for their advice.
When he passed the county government of Changsha, he even visited the county magistrate of Changsha at that time and learned the official way with an open mind.
Zeng Guofan was gradually accepted by hunan officialdom and gradually trusted by the court.
As a result, Zeng Guofan put down the rebellion and made himself the prime minister.
Good is like water, a man should be like water, under the humble, inclusive of all things, this is really close to the road.
Zeng Guofan said, “A gentleman is superior to others, but only with an open mind.”
Too arrogant, can only attract a moment of noise.
Only by keeping one’s pride in check and understanding respect and tolerance can one make great achievements.
Things have GuiZhao
A person can put a thing in an orderly way to complete, is the thing has returned.
A person’s state of mind again good, heart again kind, if do not move, it is difficult to win the favor of others.
Willing to do things, can do things, is a rare appearance.
The ancients said, half a hundred miles.
Nothing is easy, and most people fall before the end.
The most important thing a person can have in order to get anything done is patience.
When Li Shuchang, one of Zeng’s disciples, was a county magistrate in Jiangsu province, he encountered many difficulties.
The local bandits were rampant, the people were fierce, and the previous magistrates owed too much money and grain. Li Shuchang tried all means, but he could do nothing.
So he wrote to Zeng Guofan, wishing to leave the land of trouble as soon as possible.
Zeng Guofan advised him: “Keep the character of patience, and the thoroughness of your journey.”
Encounter difficulties, endure hardship, things will slowly turn for the better.
Sure enough, after a short time, Jiangsu Governor Zhang Zhiwan came forward to solve the matter.