2018 NYR

2018 New Year Resolutions


The lunar new year has arrived and we are in to the 6th day of it. Ever since the start of 2018 itself, stress has built up, lots of negative thoughts came by, unhappiness, built up rage, angst etc etc has seemed to set in very easily. This can prove to be dangerous to relationships and quality of life.

This year, i wish to work harder on the sociable and relationship department. I've started myself on the wrong foot towards some of those ignorant / smart alec, and i hope that it'll stop there as it is. 

I've got broken friendships since 2015. people whom decided that they will not interact with me any more, people who wouldn't tell me what's wrong, people whom i suspected have caused this distortion and yet wouldn't admit it. I wish that one day, it'll dawn on me and them, what's wrong. And should I be the one at fault, i hope there is a chance for me to apologise properly and move on.  If i were a victim, i hope to learn to forgive and forget, and move on. Mindfulness is the next focus, and I hope that it'll help me in out and prevent problems in many ways.
  1. Smile
  2. Mindfulness
  3. Make no enemies
  4. Pause 3 seconds to cool off before speaking
  5. Be sociable, be approachable, be as helpful as possible but yet principled
  6. Sleep early, wake up early
  7. Drink more water
While i find my motivation to go to work wearing thin, I have to keep finding motivation sources and remind myself of Mr. Lee, his hard work and principles.
Mr Lee Kuan Yew (16 Sept 1923 - 23 Mar 2015)

I'll keep remembering what he said, and keep going..

  1. '"My definition of an educated man is a man who never stops learning and wants to learn" - Lee Kuan Yew'. After working for a while, I realised that my brain resist new information sometimes, especially when it comes to topics that are at the least of my interest. I will try all my best to never stop learning and always want to learn, regardless of my interest to the topic, especially when it is important in the contribution towards a better Singapore.
  2. '"If you want to be popular, do not try to be popular all the time. Popular government does not mean that you do popular things all the time. We do not want to be unpopular or to do unpopular things. But when they are necessary, they will be done. Popular representative government means that within each five-year period, your policies have demonstrably worked and won popular support. That is what it means. And if we flinch from the unpopular, we are in deep trouble." - Lee Kuan Yew'. There are times at work when I do know certain replies and policies are needed for the betterment of the country, organisation and colleagues. However, being timid had caused me to go with the popular but not necessary the good approach. I will push for the unpopular as best as I could, as long as it is for the better of the country, organisation and colleagues.
  3. Give it all I have to contribute to Singapore's well being, Singapore's next success loop.
Our tribute to the late Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. Written on 25 Mar 2015.

May he rest in peace and enjoy the company of Mrs Lee.

Picture from PM Mr. Lee Hsien Loong's facebook page