It’s been a very long time since I wrote about an Asian song. I still remembered using lyrics in the past to indirectly log things in the past. So young haha
I randomly came across this song on Spotify a few days ago. I’m positive I’ve heard of it before but thought nothing of it, but this time it sort of resonated a little more, and it’s on my playlist now. A lot of times, particular line(s) of the lyrics would catch my attention and that’s all it really takes for me to like it or continue listening to it. This song, not that particular lines don’t hook me on, but it’s really the entire song and its content; I can’t even choose which line to quote.
一代人 一轉眼 那樣老
你讓任務 如期完成 並劃下記號。”
The old may have great, but once completed its goals and served its purpose, we need to let it retire and close that chapter.
脫下這制服 留下火箭 下班車已到 ”
The new is here, to serve us and for us to serve, so do not dwell in the past because the new is here.
As the song concludes, what has been done is good enough, the next chapter is here, it’s time to move on.
Anyway, this song triggered a brief reflection of myself. My past may have had many shining points, but it really is in the past now. It’s time to not continually reference on history, because the environment and we have changed. It’s time to just focus on this current chapter, what I need to learn, what I need to do, for the present situation at hand, given my current set of knowledge and environment conditions.
1) Almost 2 weeks ago now, while we talked about our humble roots of YLM, a lot of “I wouldn’t do it this way” or “that’s wrong because that’s not what we believed in originally” came in my head. But really, that’s our way of belief 5-10 years ago, or the stakeholders interest have changed. I/we did what seemed best at the time, but perhaps now, times have changed and I just need to settle we really don’t know enough to comment. It’s a new generation; it’s not our program anymore.
2) In terms of work, maybe I’ve undervalued or limited some others, for no particular reason but just staying status quo. They’re capable individuals and could all become very competent leaders given time and experience. Maybe it’s time for me to let a longer leash and help them grow. The company is not new and small anymore; time for me to do it all is old school, it’s time for me to build something greater, be the catalyst in the evolution, retire myself.
3) Personally, I have a few great friends. I’m not going to retire them and stop being friends, but just less held on the “good old times” when we were young and naive. Those times aren’t going to come back because we’ve individually grown through the years. While keeping those friends, it’s time for the current self to make new friends. Keep having good times and build memories nonetheless, just embrace/anticipate the different set of experiences.