I find the Japanese culture very interesting, the following it is based on a book I finished reading last week and this is how a tea master taught the author the essence of a Tea Ceremony, "Lift a pen right now with your left hand, ok, now that you hold the pen firmly in your left hand put it anywhere on the right side of your desk."
The Tea Master Goes on, "Now, lets do the same thing but this time, you have to think before you move! before even reaching for that pen you should decide exactly where you want to put it, ok now do it... Notice, how efficient and smooth did it go, much better than the first time, right! That's exactly what you should do in life..."
Think before you move and see the final place you want to get to! It will make your trip alot smoother and much more efficient.
Pouring tea or a "Tea Ceremony" is not as simple as it sounds at least in the far east, parents send their kids at an early age to learn the fine art of Tea Ceremonies, every move should be done exactly the same way, should take the exact same time, from pouring tea to presenting each guest with his own cup. It seems easy and smooth but it takes years and years of discipline to pour a cup of tea :) seriously... imagine that you should have impeccable timing to match every move over and over again with grace and elegance...
Interesting isn't it! and guys this is supposed to be a semi-serious post, so "Think before you" write :)