Sunday, December 25, 2011

#4 Live Life to the Fullest

Sometimes, life sucks. 

But despite the predicaments that we experience every day, let us pause for a while and take a look at our surroundings. There's your dad, still busy writing and computing the financial reports of the company he's working for. There's your mom, still busy on ironing the clothes but still has the time to cook for dinner. Then there's your baby sister, ready to face the challenges of life.

In this fast-paced world, we often fail to take time and appreciate little things around us.

Thank your family for giving you a good life. Thank your true friends who were always there for you.

And finally, thank God for giving you an opportunity to experience the most valuable gift, the Gift of Life.

Monday, December 5, 2011

#3 Believe in Thyself

Big or small, we all have predicaments in life. We always try to find ways to eradicate them. But, there are times that a day isn't enough to solve them, ergo, it starts to pile up as days go by. For some, it may be difficult to solve all of it. Others might wish that one day, all of their problems would just vanish.

Solving problems is a step-by-step process - you can't eradicate them all at once! These problems may seem to be a pain in the butt, but that's how life goes! In every problems we had, we learn something about life. In every problems we had, we reevaluate ourselves. And, in every problems we had, we learn to value our family and friends. Through problems, we learn how to appreciate our life because it is truly a wonderful blessing from God.

No matter how hard life is, smile. Just smile. It may be a temporary remedy to stress, but just keep on smiling. Because at the end of the day, if we have a happier disposition in life, dealing and solving our problems wouldn't be that hard.

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.

#2 You Are Unique

Many of us regarded high school as the best part of their teenage life. Mine wasn't. It was horrible.

I studied in a Chinese-Catholic school from Preschool to 4th year high school. Basically, it became my second home for almost thirteen years!

Back in high school, I can still vividly remembered how I made my way out through the competitive zone. Almost all of us were competing both in academics and extra-curricular activities. Almost everyone wanted to be on that particular position because almost everyone was just for the points and not to the commitment of being the leader. Only a few people wanted that position because they just simply want to serve.

As for me, I ran for a position to prove myself but always fail to win. I wasn't really that 'famous' in high school. I was a nerd (people don't like me, except exam periods). I am not a member of an affluent family. I didn't have older siblings who excel in either sports or academics.

It came to a point that I felt like I was an outcast. I wasn't given a chance at all.

Not until I entered the university.

Life at the university was really different. Everyone has the chance to become a leader, because everyone has the right to become a leader. I just realized that to be a leader, one shouldn't need to be member of an affluent family or to be influential (because you'll become one in the future). Through the years, I have learned how to lead and how to listen to the needs of my constituents; it's a give and take relationship! It was not an easy task but the learning process was pretty much fun and exciting.

Each of us is unique and each of us has different skills and talents.

Everyone deserves to become a leader because everyone deserves a CHANCE.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

#1 Road to Wilderness

Some of us might have taken a particular road because of what people have told us about it. But, no matter how promising that road is, there will always be that particular point when one can actually feel exhaustion, to the point that he is on the verge of giving up. Some might have chosen to stay on that road, while others have taken a detour and start all over again.

In my case, it came to a point that I got pretty scared of just merely thinking of pursuing a medical career. No, I am not scared that I might not be able to handle it mentally. I was afraid that I might regret this decision and won't be happy for the rest of my life.  I do not know, but it was not really my ambition to become a doctor. Maybe I was just inspired by these two fictional TV characters namely Dr. Gregory House and Dr. Meredith Grey and from that point, I decided to just become one of them!

Silly me.

But then again, I have always believed that success does not completely reflect on how prestigious sounding your job is (aka doctor, lawyer and engineer), it is genuine happiness that really counts. Life is pointless when you are doing the things that you do not like, ending up frustrated as you get older. Doing the things that you like (as long as you are not harming others) will lead you to a happier disposition in life.

Some parents might find it difficult to accept if their child chose the other road.

Let them take the other road.

Because life is too short.
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