I love this story very much and it shed some light, esp. for early years in career when faced with touch situations.

蕨与竹
我下定决心要离开……离开我的工作、我的亲戚朋友、我的灵魂……在离开这个世界前,我想去森林见上帝最后一面,和他好好谈谈。
“上帝,”我说,“你能给我一个不离开的好理由吗?”
他的答案让我感到诧异。“你往那边看,”他说,“看到那些蕨类植物和竹子了吗?”
“是的。”我回答道。
“在我种下这些蕨类和竹子的时候,我非常小心地照顾着它们。我给它们阳光,给它们水分。蕨类很快从地里长了出来,绿油油的一片覆盖了整个大地。可是,竹子却迟迟不见动静。但我并没有放弃它。
“第二年,蕨类越来越多,越长越茂盛。然而,竹子依然没有长出来。可我还是没有离开它。第三年,第四年,依然如此。直到第五年,竹子终于长出了一个小嫩芽。与蕨类相比,它是如此的弱小,如此的不起眼儿。可是,仅仅6个月过后,竹子长得超过了100英尺高。”
“它花了5年的时间来生根。这些根让它变得强壮,并给予它生存所需的全部养分。在大自然中,这是绝无仅有的。这些年你一直在奋斗,其实就是在‘生根’。”
“我能长多高?”我问。
“竹子能长多高呢?”他反问我道。
“你是说,我能和它长得一样高?”我试探着问。
“没错,”他说道,“尽你所能地长吧,我一定会为你感到骄傲的!”
不要为生命中的每一天感到遗憾。好日子给你的是幸福;坏日子给你的是经验。两者对于生命来说,都是必要的。
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新年决心(New Year Resolutions),是我们青年部落(Project YoungPros)2011年的第一个分享活动。加上我,一共有15个人参加了本次分享活动。活动是否精彩有效,我相信每个参与的朋友都会有自己的看法,但对我自己来说,也算是收获颇丰。以下是我自己的感想,还有补上活动的概要以供参加活动的朋友参考,尤其是对这个特别执着的Sally同学。:)

个人感想:

对我最有触动的是Joe Wang的一句话:“你们读书读得太多了。”一开始我也不以为然,只是简单地同意他的这个观点,并补充了一句“如果是动手能力强,执行力高的人,读书多成就肯定会好过少读书的。”

但在后面不停地思考中,他让我更加深刻地意识到另外一个问题,也是一个习惯。

由于百度与Google的普及,我们已经习惯于一遇到问题就百度一下,或者Google一下。这件事情本身并没有什么不对,因为可以提高效率。但是出现的另外一个情况就是当我们通过百度或者Google找不到解决方案的时候,我们有时会很奇怪地就不会再继续找解决方案了,久而久之,我们就失去了通过自己努力,找到解决方案的能力。

这个问题会有什么样的表现呢?如某上司询问某下属处理的一些方法时:“你为什么不试一试那样做呢?”答复往往是让人无可奈何:“在学校我们老师没有教过。”或者是“好像没有这方面的书。”

在处理事情上,我自己也不时会有这样的思维定势,我的觉悟是“路是人走出来的,结果是人干出来的。如果我们要达到某个目标,就要不折不扣地去做。NIKE的slogan: Just Do It! 真是simple but elegant!

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The 5th monthly event of Project YoungPros was conducted last Sat and we again met our goals. Thanks to our guest speaker Stella and Ronnie, thanks to our MC Cindy, and thanks for our audience, especially those who came all the way from Guangzhou to Shenzhen.

Upon the completion of the event, i have also received good feedback to improve and for future development. So happy as they do really CARE. We will be working on that in terms of priority.

Cindy is doing great, these days improve a lot. So happy about that!

I also agree with Stella that using PPT could distract audience, will work on it in some right situations as well.

Happy to note that Ronnie likes the DREAM thing. Really proud of it.

And the very thing that i also want to mention, which inspired by my bro Michael : It doesn’t matter when you HAVE KNOWN it; You don’t own it until you apply it and make something happen.

Jeff Wang

What We Can Imagine, What We Can Achieve!

This is a personal note to my all-time bro.

We care more about trust, love, care, and support, instead of contribution only, and that’s what family is all about.

When someone in the family needs support, we won’t question your contribution; instead of it, we offer our hands and unconditional support.

When the family is in good times, we hope we can share with you the joy of success; when the family is in hard times, we hope you can join us to overcome the challenge.

And that’s it, Family! Hold tight, and hold together!

What We Can Imagine, What We Can Achieve! The most thing that matters is not the thing itself, it’s the way we handle it.

Find the right way, and we can make it happen together; and of course, we can find the right way together.

Bro, think it over, and don’t let go!

Jeff

Well, we do learn something from the way we are making Project YoungPros (PYPs) happen. Yet here I also want to clarify that by writing this series, we are not claiming victory, but in the purpose of sharing with what we have learned along the way, and hopefully you will join our discussion, and benefit from it.

Ok, that’s enough, let’s get straightforward. The topics I am going to cover here will be mainly based on the frequently asked questions raised by our event attendees. So it could also happen to be “your question” as well.

Question: It seems that you guys are pretty busy, how could you afford the time/resources to Project YoungPros?

Yeah, firstly, we all have a lot of things to do, yet we might not be THAT BUSY as we think, if we are good at time/task management. Common best practices are like:

  1. Set priority. Work never ends, so, better set priority. Do more important things to less your work time; less your work time to do more important things.
  2. Say NO. It’s hard, but it is necessary when you are dealing with a lot of sudden work daily.
  3. Multi-tasking and leverage the power of technology. Use dual-monitor (like extension) if you need to deal with Outlook/Word/Excel all the times.

Second, indeed, Project YoungPros doesn’t happen in ONE day. So far we have successfully conducted four monthly events. However, we started laying our foundation since last year. We do it step by step, bit by bit. And along the way, persistence is very important.

Last but not least, a couple of our event attendees commented us as GREAT (伟大). Well, we need to thank you for your generous comment (e.g. Lin J), while actually, Project YoungPros is the very thing where our dream/interest lies in, we are just doing what we love. By the way we are contributing, we are also gaining. We do enjoy it very much, that’s what passion is all about. Specifically to me, it’s like a way of recreation to recharge myself from heavy work.

To sum up: time/resources could be a problem, but there is solution, and never an excuse not to make things happen.

So much for this, and I hope it sheds some light here.  Please feel free to leave us your comment and we will be more than happy to have conversations with you.

Jeff Wang

What We Can Imagine, What We Can Achieve!

Here comes Project YoungPros 4th sharing event:

Register ticket here, and learn how to leverage NLP techniques to build good relations.

整理完房间,冲完凉,开着收音机,听着歌,叹着空调,小酌百威,微博一下,cool…这是我现在的写照。

最近少了写blog的冲动,一来实在很多事情做,二来有时间的时候微博一下好像更快。

Project YoungPros的博客雏形已经上线: http://www.projectyoungpros.com/blog 迟点会完善它的。

期盼已经的新同事,其实我一早已经将她当成战友,今天上班,第一天,感觉颇好,希望能继续下去。想起我工作以来,也直接、间接带过不少同事,最终都离我而去,挺是懊恼。但我算是尽心尽力,也算无愧于心。这次是跟我步调应该会比较一致的,希望我不会有大的失误,大家可以一起做好现在的工作,把握现在公司面临的机遇,一起冲上去。

想想,目前公司有5位同事都是经过我面试进来的,希望我们能向积极进取的方向靠拢,创造出属于我们自己的文化。Make Radica proud of us.

Sales is so exciting, i cannot wait to 全身心投入。

其实take risks真的没有想像中那么恐怖,而且当你踏出那一步之后,你会觉得很刺激,而且心目有着一股狂野的激情,莫名的自信,觉得什么事情都能做成!

Take the risk, take the leap! Make great things happen, and be proud of ourselves!

What we can imagine, what we can achieve!

Jeff Wang

2 Aug 2010

P.S.最近看了电影Last Song,深知亲情的重要,我们要live peacefully.不要舍本逐末。

树欲静而风不止,子欲养而亲不待。这句话,从大三的时候,我一直记到现在。Mom and dad, i love you!