There’s always 2 sides to everything, or more.
For my entire life, whether for myself or being a friend to others, it has been an experience of job/school/program application, interviewing, and waiting. There was always a lot of impatience, anxiety, frustration, and disappointment. Even after receiving an offer and accepting it, there’s the self-doubt after the excitement subsides.
What about the other side?
Recently, I have the unique opportunity to be on the other side of this process. The other side is definitely not necessarily the “advantaged” side as I or other people may have thought. There’s the waiting for applications, then waiting for the interview, then deciding to take the chance or not on the person, then waiting for them to accept or decline the offer. Same as the application process, there’s the self-doubt process of whether we chose the right candidate or if things turn out well in this thing I’m so invested in. And then, if the ideal candidate declined, there’s the what if scenario that would play forever. Who would have thought things were so difficult on this side?
The grass is not always greener on the other side.
Logged into wordpress after a long break away. I actually have something to blog about, but I noticed the daily prompt today and can’t not post that first. Rebel.
Burnaby South Rebels! Didn’t think much of the mascot and high school back in the day, but as time passes, I realize how much of an influence that 5 years has on my experience and today’s views. And of course, can’t believe how I’m so proud of this history and mascot I can’t resist not posting this daily prompt!
There’s a fine line between uncompromising and stubborn. How does one be uncompromising on their values and not be misinterpreted as stubborn?
Some good reads: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/uncompromising/
2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics is over! I just can’t help myself but to watch a bunch of the competition, hear the athletes’ stories, learn the mechanics of the sports, and just whatever news headlines that’s buzzing. There’s just this magic and attractiveness to the games, it’s so mesmerizing.
It’s inspirational to say the least. The perseverance and grit to get there, the focus and nerves to perform, the emotions and sportsmanship when it’s over.
It’s absolutely admirable, but I continue to remind myself and others: we probably will not become Olympic athletes, but these are characteristics we can still develop and apply in our own lives.
I understand whether a year is good or bad is all perspective and presentation. Nonetheless, I like to believe 2017 was a good year. I did not achieve all my goals but for the ones I did, I am proud of the way it was executed. There was a lot of circumstances out of my control but they did not become excuses. I am happy I completed 2 MBA courses, visited my family in HK and squeezed in a forever-deferred trip, had a family trip to London/Paris, took a step forward with the Keremeos pharmacy business, and dedicated time to visit family and friends in Vancouver. It seems like nothing sometimes, but it’s also a lot packed into a year.
2018 will be a new year full of challenges.
1. Keep up with the bar I set for myself from 2017
2. Achieve the goals I did not attain in 2017
3. Explore new hobbies, expand my life, and develop a disciplined routine
4. Take another step in adulting and move into my first property
“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein.
Use the right ruler, set the right goals. Be awesome, become a genius.
Working on my school assignment for this week, writing an MBA oath. There are so many great values we want to and should strive for as business professionals, as leaders, as a person. On top of that, there’s the pharmacy oath. That’s another set of values on how to do good for patients and conduct as a healthcare provider. Combined, that’s a lot of awesomeness but also a lot of responsibility. It can get heavy at times, but it’s motivation and positive energy on most days.
“The price of greatness is responsibility” – Winston Churchill.
We admire professional athletes or just those better than us because they are athletic, gifted and talented, or own such a depth of skillset. We constantly forget something. What were we doing when they are practicing? What were we doing when they are reviewing videos or mentally reflecting on it?
Being athletic lets us have fun, but to be good at something, that’s another level. There’s so much more than physical characteristics. Athletism can take us so far, but it’s still the sweat that makes the difference.
It’s apparently Oct 1, 2017. The significance? I can recall Oct 1, 2016 and I don’t know what happened in the last year. I know I did a lot of stuff, like 2 school courses, 2 vacations, a lot of work, time for family in Vancouver, but like what happened in the world? I feel like I’ve been consumed with my own life and goals that I’ve completely fallen out of touch with the world. Definitely missed every movie I wanted to see this year, most of the news that is happening in the world, all kinds of events happening near my life, etc. Time to work on this life balance and time management thing. By the way, what is popular these days?
When I’m focused, I’m super focused. The amount and quality of work is great. It’s a trait I could really utilize more often. I gave myself a tough schedule for the upcoming weeks. I want to push hard and achieve something, amaze myself to no possible doubt. Give everything 110%, stay focused. Awesomeness is on its way.