Wilson Ng started helping the family business since 9 years old. Since then, he had dreamt to be a successful entrepreneur, one who starts great businesses ( he has started 7) from scratch with insight, guts and initiative. He keeps his focus on growing the business by creating value-- not on politics, or wasteful distractions. He brings the same focus to community service, teaching, life and family.
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|Tuesday, December 21, 2004|
Keeping Things to Heart ( on life)
Since I have been blogging, I have also been reading more and more of other people's blogs. While many blogs share experiences, and tips, I also noted that some people use the blog to ear out their frustrations.
I don't mean to belittle the traumatic or sad experience that they did, but obviously I feel that there is no value to keep stirring up something that happened 10 years ago, or even 2 months ago.
I once went to a trip with a businessman, and we were both inconvenienced by a hotel reservations officer. After a few days, I still kept mouthing to anybody that wanted to hear what an inconsiderate person he was, while my companion have already put it behind him, even recalling it with humor. It makes me suddenly realize that was the reason he was a happier businessman than me -- he looked forward, while I continue to emphasize backwards. What is done is done. There is nothing you can do about it, except one -- don't let something that happened in the past continue to make you miserable!
One of the most enduring anecdote I heard was told to me when I was in high school. It was told by our school principal who emphasized the importance of being yourself, and pleasing yourself.
"A person happened to meet somebody whom he previously had a bad encounter. The person cheerfully greeted the person good morning, which the other person promptly snobbed him. His friend asked him, "Don't you feel slighted that you were snobbed? Then why do you continue to greet him knowing that he has done you wrong and would snob you anyway?"
The person said, "well, I feel that I do the things I think is right. Greeting him certainly is certainly the right thing to do. That he snobbed me and choose to be discourteous should be his problem, not mine!" "
It is now Christmas. It is the season to rejoice. It should be also a season to forgive -- and forget. Don't keep those things to heart!
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