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.
Glorious: possessing or deserving praise, honor, or distinction extended by common consent; synonyms of magnificent, distinguished, honored, outstanding.
Glorious is not a feeling that come all too often in my generation. Are we complainers or are we just over-achievers? Are we not there for common consent or are the expectations set too high? Are we just being millennials or the baby boomers don’t understand? Of course curing a disease or being the next Steve Jobs deserves praise and recognition, but that’s not going to be the majority of us. Feeling good should not be that hard. Find it.
For more on glorious: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/glorious/
Something that really stings: knowing I could have done better but didn’t, especially when I was just distracted or trying to get it done.
So the goal I have been working on for last month or so: make that few minutes of interaction with the patient my centre of universe. It’s all I care about, it’s all I have to be accountable for, it’s where all my energy goes.
I’m sure today’s prompt sting can be interpreted in so many other ways: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/sting/
Who we are, what we do, is what we created ourselves to be. Circumstances change, we change. If we don’t like what we’ve become or who we are, that’s okay. Recreate ourselves. It’s not too late, maintain the locus of control, and the world is ours.
More on recreate: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/recreate/