This morning, Mr. Leung delivered a message on goal setting. He used the scientific method in discovery, the constant repetition of attempts and revaluations, as an analogy to achieving goals in academic improvement. He also encouraged us to pursue personal growth to enhance our physical, mental and emotional attributes. As the 2nd term has begun, let us take Mr. Leung’s message seriously and re-examine our goals, and more importantly, re-double our effort in achieving them.
This morning, Mr. Pong delivered a message on confidence. It can be summarized into two points: 1) confidence is accumulated as we upgrade ourselves; and 2) confidence is strengthened as we have more safety nets through relationship building. We all know confidence is important to us, but what we don’t know is that it is not necessarily an innate personal quality. As Mr. Pong put it, it can be built up. So build your confidence today by acquiring knowledge and friendship more actively.
This morning, Mr. Iu gave a message on “the right attitude” towards paper discussion. He used a story about how an engineer working for Mercedes-Benz solved an almost undetectable technical issue for their newest car model using to his persistence and serious attitude. Mr. Iu encouraged all students to use the same kind of attitude, almost like a coroner doing autopsy, in all paper discussion sessions. Let’s take this message seriously and learn from our mistakes. Yes, marks are important, but learning from mistakes is even more important, because that will help us get higher marks in the future.
This morning, as the 1st day of the last week for this school term, Mr. Iu gave us a message on the importance of facing setbacks in life. He used a story about a young man with not much education facing an unfair treatment in his work. This bad treatment somehow became the wakeup call for the young man and spurred him to return to study and eventually to financial success. Mr. Iu didn’t simply use the story to encourage us to put up with setbacks in life, he also wished that setbacks would become the strong medicine that cure our laziness in studying. Let’s hope that we don’t have to come to taste that bitter life medicine in order to realize the importance of studying hard. As the 1st term exam draws close, let none of us take Mr. Iu’s reminder lightly.
This morning, Brother John gave us a message on breaking old habits. He pointed out the truth about old habits or believes that they worked in our subconscious, controlled our lives and were very resistant to change. He revealed the reason why we passed up opportunities to learn new things, create new projects and forming new habits was not that we were ignorant about the importance of the new stuff, but rather, we were reluctant to give up the old stuff so make room for the new. He advised that we should grapple on the flicking moments in our minds of wanting to change because those moments wouldn’t last and would soon be engulfed by old believes if we didn’t take action immediately. Let’s pray that as we prepare for the Advent season, the refreshing power of Jesus Christ would help us get rid of our old, bad habits and impart in us a fresh beginning for 2018.