Monday, April 18, 2011

Be Lucky Be Successful

Be lucky be successful

The day you decide to do it is your lucky day. ~ Japanese Proverb

On April 12, 2011, we took our son to Singapore to study at Nanyang Polytechnic. He has already been offered a place there and the purpose of the trip was to look for a place for him to stay.  Upon arrival, we called up friends, got online and also telephoned agents. We were getting nowhere on the first day and we had to go back on April 14, so that we could go back to work on April 15. April 13 was the only day left for us to look for a twin–sharing room near the Polytechnic. In the morning, our son, as usual, went online to search the Net. He came across an ad looking for another male student to share a room close to Nanyang Polytechnic.  I immediately phoned the agent to arrange and inspect the place. The lodging was excellent because the landlady was friendly and the place was near the polytechnic and a food court. We promptly paid the deposit to confirm the tenancy. We were happy to settle the issue within such a short time. According to the agent the ad was only placed in the morning on the same day.

The moral of the story is that you need to be lucky in order to be successful.
However, you have to play your part actively to get what you want in life.

1.      Know clearly what you want: Be very focus about your goals and objectives. In our case we were looking for a twin sharing room near the place of study.

2.      Using the right tools: To be efficient and effective you must use the right tools to look for the things you want. In our son’s case, he used a notebook with Internet access to hunt for accommodation. This was a very productive move.

3.      Be at the right place at the right time: Referring to our son’s case, the ad was posted in the morning on April 13 and our son was looking for similar ads. We were in Singapore and we were able to take immediate action.

4.      Actively looking for what you want:  The most important thing is that you must be putting in effort to look for what you want in life.  There is no luck if you just sit still and wait for something to happen.  In our son’s case, he searched actively online to look for suitable accommodation.

1 comment:

  1. Today is the first day at Nanyang Polytechnic for our son. We wish him success and happiness.


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