Tuesday, September 6, 2011

SEPT - What you want?

DO you know what you want?

This month sharing will be very simple.

Let’s say today, you are my best buddy, we share all secrets. I told you that I’ve hidden my greatest treasure in one of the red houses in Singapore, and I would like you to have it. And then I passed away 3 days later.

Do you think you would be able to find this treasure?

Some say yes, some say no and some say maybe. All answers are right.

If you say NO. Yes, you are right. It is really difficult to search for a red house in Singapore. Singapore is not big, but it is not that small to be able to find a red house that easily.

If you say MAYBE. Yes, you are right. You might be able to find it; you might not be able to find it.

If you say YES. Yes, you might be able to find the treasure if you work hard enough to search for the treasure.

But, Is there an easier way? Let’s say 2 days before I die, I told you that the red house is actually at a specific street and I gave you the unit no. Would you be able to find it? YES OF COURSE! Its specific and it’s clear. You would DEFINITELY be able to find it. Just switch on your GPS using your smart phone, travel there, and you got it.

Then what’s the morale of the story?

If today, you set your goal right, so specific and so clear, do you think you would be able to achieve your goal more likely?

When I first enrolled into Temasek Poly, I did not know that a cheerleading team existed in TP. I really wanted to do cheerleading so much, and I was really sad, and I thought that I would not have a chance to have cheerleading as a CCA. During the 2nd week of the school, I happened to chance by the CCA sport board, and to my surprise, I saw the TP Blazers board. Without hesitation, I took the captain’s card, Frances and drop her a text and enquire her regarding when’s the training. And my cheerleading path has exploded since then. Until recently that I’ve decided to take a step down and allow the younger generation to grow.

If I wasn’t clear that I wanted to do cheerleading, I probably wouldn’t have taken the card back then. Or maybe I will take the card but hesitated and ended up in other CCA or worst, CCA-less.

What I want to share is that, it is important to have a clear direction and a goal. These are like your car’s head lights during the dark night. You could only see the 2m before you, but you know and you know that you are definitely moving towards your destination. Because you have already set your direction and your goal.

Today, do you know what you want from cheeleading? At the end of your cheerleading path, what do you want to have? A lot of cheerleader out there, they do not know what they want, they just follow the flow. Their friends do cheerleading, that’s why they do cheerleading. And at the end of their life, they are forever following.

If you do not know what you want from cheerleading yet, I sincerely encourage you to give a thought about it. If after thinking, you still do not know what you want, it’s probably time to have a change of path.




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