“Don’t mistake silence for weakness. Smart people don’t plan big moves out loud.”
It can never be wise to be strategic in broad daylight, to reveal your plans for all to see. There must be an advantage to moving chess pieces in the night, where only the mind knows what comes next.
Patterns that cannot be seen by the naked eye, calculated actions of uncertainty represent dots being connected in the absence of light.
Voices drop breadcrumbs where others can follow, leaving a path to what is being pursued into the future, with no opportunity for surprise or shocking audiences, simply the fruition of what once was spoken.
Silence and stillness are sometimes a better path, to keep others guessing as to what moves and actions are to come next. Be respectful of the silent individual, for no one knows what they have planned. It is only known when the dark becomes the light, and the moves have already been made.
Sometimes it is better to move chess pieces gracefully around the board in silence as if they are being advanced in the dead of night whilst others are being transported through their dreams. Absence of noise does not mean an absence of action. The lion moves gently in the long grass where his prey cannot sense. Let your actions be the lion in the grass, the chess pieces in the dark.
Don’t announce your move until it is “Checkmate”.