I had always seen him on the bookshop on the role of role of self-help motivational shelf but never once picked up his “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. What a shame!
Often if you are true to yourself, what you express can actually reflect on your BaZi. Believe it or not!
Stephen Covey said, “Be a light, not a judge. Be a model, not a critic.” Translate this to BaZi, it reflects “Be a Ding Fire, not the Geng Metal. Be a Direct Officer Star person.”
To be a good motivator, Ding Fire must be present in your chart. It must also be your favourable element or it can be your Day Master element. This shows that you are always trying to help people finding the way in their life.
As I have explained in my Day Master’s article, Ding Fire is actually the candle fire lighting the darkness and helping people to see their way in the dark. Stephen Covey chart does not favour the metal element and being a critic or judge actually represent by the metal. This does not mean being a judge is negative value. Sometime being unbiased critic can help someone improve themselves too.
However, since Steven Covey favour the Ding Fire and not the Geng Metal element in his chart. He uses Ding Fire to control his Eating God star, Geng Metal. He also uses wood which is one of the most important elements. Wood is the only element that continuously grows. It represents his influence star.
In the production cycle, wood produce the fire. Hence, he continuously trying to help and grow people to his training and seminar.
Can you see how the Bazi reflects in his statement above?
At the end of the day, you and your BaZi is the same person.
Stephen Covey’s legacy will continue to be passed on like the “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.”
This is motivation. I hope this motivation can help me jump start my idea engine too from the long period of drought. May Stephen Covey rest in peace.