Fear Not to Grow Old
and Enjoy Your Life with Smile
With the quick passage of time the year 2018 is now coming to its end before we notice it. Many expected and unexpected things happened in 2018. While we had complete control over expected things and were OK with them, we sometimes were caught unprepared by unexpected things. However, there is yet something good about un unexpected thing: It reminds us that life is not a bed of roses, and that we shall brook no delay in action. Sometime accidents urge us to make changes in the current situation; others indicate that the changes we have longed for have been taking place. At the beginning of the year, Fay communicated with me and other members in my department respectively. In fact, with the adjustments in the business model of CNOOD, we cannot afford to confine ourselves in our own old, small world and rest on the laurels. As a supporting department, we must go out for in-depth involvement. We should fight side by side with business departments and give them much more professional support.
As a veteran of the company, I feel lucky to have been to the CNOOD family, where I have many energetic colleagues around me. I can always feel the warmth of a sweet home because of the like-mined friends and family members. Instead of immersing myself in piles of LCs and documents, which could be weighed by kilogram, I am now able to embrace a new world. Insipid daily work and a career with nothing new to expect have no attraction for me at all. Now I have the chance to get into new areas and learn more new things, doing jobs with more challenges and novelty. Through various challenges I enhance my abilities and break the bottleneck in my career, earnestly seeking personal progress and continued refinements.
As a matter of fact, I felt great anxiety during a period in 2018. I was anxious about the pressure of work, the school record of my kid, and the health conditions of my parents… I was afraid to fail, to receive criticism, or to lose something important… Later, a good friend of mine said in a chat with me, "There are many people who are exactly like you, living in constant anxiety. They are experiencing anxiety because they always ‘add things up’ and want something more. The more they want, the stronger is their feeling of lacking something. They dare not have a pause and race against time every day, forcing themselves to go ahead. However, it will do no harm to slow down, be kind to yourself and just relax. Concentrate on your work when busy; enjoy the present moment and the small happiness in life at your leisure. As the saying goes, ‘If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.’ But we still try to live a worthy life. Be optimistic in the hardest times and hold on under the most adverse circumstances. When we look back on the tough days we once had, we would see every step as a medal for the future. Instead of being regretful and reluctant to part, you had better let youself off and try to have a full, composed life. Live, work hard and make more money. Get rid of unnecessary burdens. Be responsible for yourself."
In the coming new year, let us forget old things and clear our mind. Be grateful for what we get in the past year, and yet don’t feel too sorry for what we lose. Say goodbye seriously to the past before moving forward. We cannot control many things; what we can do is to control ourselves. Never let shadows in the past days impact the splendor of future. May we be able to treat people with a genuine heart, do a good job in what we should do, live according to our inner principles, and endeavor to be a better person.
姜洁 Tina Jiang
As the Mom of a six-year-old little girl, Tina Jiang has realized, while being with the child, that not only the child but also herself need to grow constantly. You will be able to educate your child and make him/her become better and better only if you become better yourself. Gradually you will find your temperament reflected in your child while he/she is growing. A child is influenced by your gestures, speeches or even your temper. After all, the way you make effort is also seen by your child.
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