Judge by Intention

My failures have been errors in judgment, not of intent. – Ulysses S. Grant

Judge a man by his action. I’ve talked about it here. To be fair, we should really judge a man by his intention.

A man wants to be good, everyone does. He wants to comfort his sad friends but he is shy. Helps to carry the grocery but accidentally breaks the eggs.

He intents to be a good guy, although his approach may not be perfect.

A man wants to be a creative artist. But his artistic skills may be lacking. Discouraged by criticism of work done decades ago. Burdened with work and demands of life.

He intents to be a creative artist, although he has nothing to show yet.

A man wants to be a caring father. But the only parenting methods that he knows is by being stern and caning. Works relentlessly over the hours to provide for them and missed the time with his children.

He intents to be a caring father, although he may not be doing it very well.

You may create wonders. You may not do it perfectly well. And it all starts with your intent. What is your intention? What do you really want? What do you aim to achieve?

 

Meng

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