in 12 days…

I never think about that I could do so many things in 12 days….. maybe I’ve lived too comfy before.

It’s been 12 days since I came back to Taiwan.

What I’ve accomplished and what I’ve done…. I couldn’t imagine!

I felt like it’s been a month or more since I squeeze my time a lot.

I push myself into a busy life and a busy position because I do want to make the summer useful, powerful and colorful.

The job hunting and learning new knowledge from lots of different perspectives make me think deeper of my life.

There are so many new things I need to learn, build and manage; happy but pressure.

I am still not sure how to balance my summer time in many places, but I know the clear answer will come up soon.

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Have you ever have the same feeling as I do?

Have you ever felt that you want to do so many things; on the other hand, you are still not sure about the decision you made?

I need to steal a famous slogan from NIKE, “JUST DO IT!”

Let’s let the time weaken your fear and improving your abilities.

If you don’t try, you will never know!!!!

Passion

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I recently had a class with Jamy Shop and all I can say is that was such an INTERESTING class in my life. But the good stuff I learned from him is that we all need “passion” to pursuing our goal and go DO it. So… do we really know what our passion is? I kept asking myself this question, but I still don’t have the correct answer for it yet. Do you?

Back in time, when we chose our major in college, did we choose what we have the most passion on or did we choose the easy way out? Nowadays when we choose our job, do we follow our passion or we just can’t refuse to the high salary with the boring job? I am not sure anymore.

People say passion can make a person more energetic in what he/ she is doing, and passion will keep a person pumping in a long run. But, do you sometimes feel that the thought of passion is not enough anymore? Passion is very abstract, which might be changed in a second, in one day or maybe never. It all depends on different person.

Passion can make you stronger but may make you weaker, which it all depends how you use your passion and how hard you want it. The reality is that “hard working” person doesn’t have the guarantee to become successful. But when you are following what you really have passion on, your heart and your happiness can’t be measured anymore. That is priceless.

You have to rethink that how bad you want to follow your passion and what the alternative will be. After you fully understand the risk and benefit, go for it. Choose wisely for every decision you make because your life will not be the same.

Last = First

We all know everything has two sides, which it depends how you look at it. People tend to notice the negative side more than the possible part, and it affects their life, too. For example, when people get fired from jobs, many people stuck in that bad mood most of time. But if they think from the other side of the story, it is a new chance for them to live a different life. The other example is that lots people can’t get over with their past relationship even though it’s been months. But if they can think the different way that the end is also the new beginning, their life will be much easier.

If we can think positively, we all will live happier. It is not easy I would say. Let’s start to think and do things differently! I am not sure if the new beginning is better than the past, but if we don’t try, we will never know. So why don’t we just throw away those past and move on? No matter how successful or dump in the past, the new beginning make us all start from the bottom. We all have the same opportunity to catch our dream again, so please appreciate every new chance.

My spring semester only has ten days left. What’s next? It is kind of the end of something, and I need to figure out some new thing to keep my life going. How I am going to use my summer is a good chance for me to think of. I can live three months with hanging around or I can use 90 days to accomplish something I can be proud of. One thing I can be sure is that I’ve enjoyed the past (spring semester), and I am going to create my shinning summer.

“The sun will still rise tomorrow.” So why don’t we all give ourselves some new goal to achieve?

Mountains, Oceans, Trees and Flowers…. Let’s Clean Up Our Mind :)

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How long haven’t you go to relax in the natural environment? We live in the high pressure society, which more and more people feel depression every day. Have you ever felt no matter how many hours you’ve ran, how many beers you drank, or how much you talk to friends, you still felt you didn’t release all your stress?

Lots of people said that the best medicine is to go to the nature environment and feel what nature brought to us. People need to catch the phytoncide from the forest, mountain or tress to relax not only our body, but also our mind. No matter what type of nature environment you’d like to be with, they all help. And that is one of the reason that there are so many nature sounds are made into CDs. Those nature songs will heal our pain, clean our mind and relax our soul.

I used to live in San Diego, in which there is a beautiful ocean and lots of beautiful beaches around. Every time when I felt unhappy, La Jolla shores really helped. The combination of the sound of ocean, the smell from the ocean and the wind come from the ocean is wonderful that you will not have the same feeling if you choose to sit at home and being the couch potato. Now I live in Reno, in which we have the most beautiful lake in the world. Every time after I go to Lake Tahoe, I feel I get all of my energy back so I can fight for the other days of life.

Let’s use and enjoy the nature environment around us, and you will feel surprise what will happen to your body and mind.

If You Don’t Have Much Time Left……

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Have you ever read a book or watched a movie called “Tuesdays with Morrie?” When I was in the 9th grade, this book was the requirement for one of my classes. It is basically talking about the relationship between author, Mitch and his professor, Morrie Schwartz, who had the ALS. Mitch realized that what he had been pursuing is about his career and position in the society, which should not be the most important things he should care. After meeting Morrie every Tuesday, Mitch noticed that love and life are more important in his life time.

Did you watch the movie, Source Code recently? In the movie, when Jake Gyllenhaal asked Michelle Monaghan what she will do if she knows she only have five minutes to live? Michelle answered “I will make every second counts.”

Then….. have you ever thought about what will you do if you don’t have much time left in your life?

There are lots of cases that people only do things better or think differently when they finally realize they don’t have other choices or don’t have time anymore. Why we always need to put ourselves in a position that racing with the time?

If we live like there is no tomorrow, we can accomplish more and live everyday without regret. Have you ever asked yourself before you go to bed, “Do I finish/ do what I want to do today?” or “Do I give enough love to people I care?”

We don’t know what will happen tomorrow, so live our life!

  1. Finish your responsibilities on job, school and family everyday
  2. Let people know you love them and show your love to them
  3. Do whatever you want and enjoy life
  4. Live without regret so you will not need to look back all the time

What will you do to make your time worthy?

Don’t Give the Attitude to Others!

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Almost all of us live in the environment with connecting with others, which we rarely block our interactions with other people. Since we need to have the interaction with others, we shouldn’t give them the attitude. We are all equal no matter what your position in the society is, how successful you are, or how much money you earn. Everyone is equal and need to be treated equally. We all have the bad emotional some time, which we might give the attitude to others. Have you ever treated waiter poorly because you had a bad day? Have you ever felt impatient when the sales person goes to crab what you want? Our emotion changes no matter it is because we have a bad day or we just feel unhappy on our own. We should treat people respectfully.

  1. Don’t vent your bad emotion to others: People are not tools for us to vent our emotional on! If we have to vent our anger or bad feelings, we can go to gym, watch movie, talk to good friends, or go for a walk etc. We don’t have to treat people disrespectfully to release our feeling because others have feelings, too. If you treat people poorly, I am sure one day others will treat you disrespectfully soon.
  2. You will never know may be someday you will need help from them: Maybe you will think you will never see this sales person, waiter, or stranger etc. ever again, but how can you be 100% sure about it? Maybe we will bump into them someday, and maybe one day we need their help. So don’t give others attitudes because we might need to beg for forgiveness one day. You never know!

Five Balls in Our Lives

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Brian G. Dyson, President and CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, once said that “Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them work, family, health, friends and spirit and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls— family, health, friends and spirit are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same.”

A lot of us focus on our job too much and even forget to take care of other things in our lives. As the quote above, job is the only thing we can start over and fight for it again. But if we lose or have damages on our family, health, friends and spirit, we will not get them back again. So be sure we put our family, health, friends and spirit before our works, which we will have less regret in our life time.

Here is “four glasses balls” we need to care more than our work:

  1. Family

Family is the only thing you can’t change at all in your life because you are born with the way it is. We don’t choose our father, mother, sisters and brothers. Every time when I hear my friends fought with their family, I think it is waste of time. Because we all know that one day we still need to talk to them and have the dinner with. So we all should try to treat our family better. Although family will be there for us forever, we shouldn’t break their heart. Once you damage the relationship in the family, you all will have the knot in your hearts and you know things are not the same anymore.

  1. Health

Health is the long-term relationship with ourselves that we need to take care every minute and every day. If we don’t see health is important in our life time, our body will give out the alarm right away. Once you don’t have healthy body, no matter how much money you have, you don’t have the chance to spend it.

  1. Friends

There is a saying that “people rely on family at home and rely on friends when you step out the house.” We need to have friends to hang out with, to share our thoughts, and to feel support from etc. Value our friends because we sometimes need some comfort from them.

  1. Spirit

It is hard to control our spirit. We need to try to think positively and have the good heart. We sometimes need to rethink what life we want and give a break in our busy daily life. We should give ourselves the chance the breath through our spirit and have the beautiful heart, so we will have the power to keep walking.


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