The method of Action
The end of deliberation is decision. To decide and dawdle is bad. Delay where delay is needed, But do not delay when you must act. Better strike wherever possible; Elsewhere, consider other feasible means. Both tasks and foes, if left unfinished, Will destroy like fire left un-extinguished. Five things should be pondered before you act: Resources, weapons, time, place and deed. Weigh well before you plunge: The inputs, impediments and gain. Experts have the expertise. Get that expertise by knowing him inside out. Let one target be achieved through one's action, Like an elephant through another. More urgent than rewarding friends, Is to befriend enemies. If you are weak and fear internal trouble, Seize conciliation with the strong.