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1, Jul 10, 2008

Follow your passion and Look Straight Ahead

Filed under: Career — admin @ 4:59 pm

Son, during your last winter break at home, we went to Auntie Wang’s house, where we met her friend.  He had a long chat with you. What I remember most is his remark — Find where your real passion is and go for it. I am sure you will be exposed to all kinds of ideas which will influence your decision on your major and on where your energy will be applied. I hope you can always keep in mind what this uncle said.

This Tuesday I met a nice lady, a monitor, during work.  She does not work at our clinic. Here is what she said.  “You don’t look right; You don’t look left. You look straight ahead.”  If people on the right side are successful, you feel happy for them; if people on the left side is not, you help them out. You always have your eye on your chosen path, your goal, your star that leads you, not get distracted by your surroundings.

Son, you will ask “Mom, why do you put these two things together?”  Well, let me put it this way — you certainly do not have time to check what everybody is doing when you have found your passion and have your eyes fixed on your goals and your energy fully engaged in your interest. Know-your-passion is the prerequisite to look-straight-ahead.

Remember the song “Do not pick the wild flowers on the roadside”? Well, you can appreciate whatever beauty nature has to offer as long as you do not get distracted by the wild flowers on the roadside.

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  1. Follow your passion and Look Straight Ahead — it sounds very simple. But we are usually affected by our right or our left and we are out of track easily. When we look back many years later, we realized that we lost ourselves at that time. So follow their passion and do the best of themselves. Well, just don’t know if my kids can understand or not.

    Comment by littleant — 1, Jul 11, 2008 @ 9:56 am

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