If you eventually
manage to bring a major undertaking to a successful end, then
you should consolidate your achievement and, as the focus will
now be on perfecting the achieved things, shift your attention
from major to minor matters. That entails the risk that after
some time progress stops and a standstill is reached. Because
when you are close to perfection, the balance becomes unstable
and relatively small things may cause complete disorder, you
have to take precautions and remain careful and alert.
If, immediately after successful completion of a major undertaking,
you lie back and do not embark upon new major undertakings, then you
will prevent many problems, as in this situation an active attitude
will cause much harm.
If success causes such a change in circumstances that it is no longer possible
to continue in an acceptable manner, then you have to stay aloof and remain acting
correctly. You should only continue when circumstances have changed so that it
is again possible to continue in an acceptable manner.
If, after successful completion of a major undertaking and subsequent consolidation,
you intend to display expansive activities and you want to absorb something that
up to then has been independent, then you should realise that this will be a
time-consuming, demanding and tiring activity. Therefore, you should only deploy
people who have the qualities to cope with such a situation.
If, after successful completion of major undertaking, the time has come for consolidation,
you have to remain alert for things that are not all right. As soon as these
are found they should not be swept under the carpet but remedied and they have
to be given the necessary attention because they may not be isolated events,
but a sign of deficiency of the whole.
If, after achieving success, you go after great, uninspired show, then you will
achieve less than the one who, though he possesses less means, does things with
If, after a major effort, you are on the verge of successfully completing an
undertaking, then you should not stop and look back at that moment. The diminishing
of the attention for what is important at that moment causes a risk that you
no longer react adequately and slip up, which may still cause the project to