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changing the stars.. making the destiny.. writing the history.. leaving a legacy.. one step at a time..

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Sometimes, You Need to Skip Lectures in order to Save the World

i've been looking for some good reasons for my frequent skipping of lectures.. (in fact, i've attended only one lecture in this entire semester.. does the word "frequent" constitute that?? haha..)

my so-called good justification is that i've been following the advice of Sir Richard Branson (Founder of Virgin Record, Virgin Airline and Virgin Group of Companies) who said that during three months of running a business, you will learn as much as you do in three years at a business school.. couldn't agree with him more.. =)

and as a avid fan of Superman, here is one more good reason for me.. haha.. enjoy.. =)

so, in order to save the world, even Superman has to skip classes sometimes.. why shouldn't i?? haha..
as i'm writing this, i'm humming to the song Five for Fighting's Superman.. "I can’t stand to fly.. I’m not that naive.. Men weren’t meant to ride.. With clouds between their knees.."


Monday, September 11, 2006

Greatest Lesson from Tiger

Tiger?? what tiger are u talking about, u might ask.. asian tiger?? sumatran tiger?? siberian tiger??

he is no ordinary tiger.. there is only one of his kind on the entire planet.. (endangered species, huh??) he is a true symbol of bravery and decisiveness.. when he makes his move, everyone has to watch in awe.. his preys will veil in fear when they hear his name.. (ok.. ok.. enough glorification.. pls just tell us who he is..)

i believe that you can always learn great lessons from sporting legends.. and one of my favourites is Tiger Woods.. (ohhhh, that tiger.. nod.. nod..)

Tiger Woods who has won many championships in his golfing career, had the COURAGE and BRAVERY to change his golf swing at the peak of his career..

(photo courtesy of Tiger's official website)

he wasn't happy with his results and changed how he hit the golf ball..

what is truly amazing is that the best player in the world, during a time when he was winning many tournaments, made the decision to change how he played the game in a big way.. he took a very HUGE risk..

that is almost unheard of in any sports, or for that matter in general..

why did he do it?? here comes the greatest lesson for all of us..

Tiger is not focused on instant gratification.. he is focused on achieving his long term goals..

he is fine with taking 1 step backward today to take 3 steps forward tomorrow.. that's how the greatest personalities in history are made.. never being complacent.. he doesn't want to stay at where he is today.. he wants to achieve greater things..

the question we should ask ourselves is: will i become complacent??


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