Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.– Miyamoto Musashi, legendary Japanese swordsman
Once Upon A Time
there was a great prophecy that foretold the birth of Zeus and Meti’s child, Athena. The prophecy predicted that Athena would be more powerful than even her all mighty father. Naturally, this made Zeus a tad worried, and so, he swallowed his pregnant wife.
Of course, Zeus couldn’t run from his destiny so easily! He started to experience terrible headaches. The severe throbbing pain grew so unbearable that he consulted the god of fire, Hephaistos.
Hephaistos cut open Zeus’s head to examine the problem, and lo and behold, Athena emerged from Zeus’s skull, fully grown and armed for battle.
Despite their rocky start, Zeus became partial to Athena and gifted her the most important structure in Athens, the Acropolis, over his brother Poseidon.
Athena, the Greek goddess of intellect and strategy, teaches us that knowledge is power. After thoroughly studying the landscape, use your intellect and ingenuity to craft a step-by-step plan to reach your goals.
And remember, the perfect plan is the one that requires the least amount of resistance. In other words, look for the middle path where everyone wins, even your enemies.
You may need to climb mountains and traverse rivers to avoid battle. Have courage! With the goddess Athena by your side, whispering directions in your ears, success is just around the corner.
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