CEO給大家的鼓勵

黃少玲校長

各位畢業的中六同學:

        今年是特別的學年,也是風雨飄搖的一年,社會事件的衝擊、反復無常的疫情、長時間的停課,這一切都讓我們很少機會見面。我和其他老師不同,不會時常走入課室,和大家 “Hangout meeting” 或者 “Zoom 來Zoom 去”,彼此關係變得疏離,但無減我對大家的情誼和責任;公開試雖然延期,總算平安度過。我的大兒子今年在美國大學畢業,但全國畢業禮被迫取消,我也無法出席大學畢業典禮,這份失落我是身同感受;因此,我不想我的學生都像我兒子般沒有畢業禮,沒有畢業的慶祝,所以我盡辦法也希望在可控制的範圍下舉辦一切可以代表你們人生階段終結的儀式,那怕只是簡簡單單,總之,聊勝於「無」!你們畢業在即,我很想把我的老師在移民前送給我的贈言轉送給你們。這是一篇來自可口可樂的首席執行官(CEO) Brian Dyson 在一所大學的畢業禮中的言辭,願與你們分享:

Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them work, family, health, friends, and spirit and you're keeping all of these in the air.

You will soon understand that ‘work’ is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls - family, health, friends and spirit - are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.

How?

Don't undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.

Don't set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you.

Don't take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless.

Don't let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live ALL the days of your life.

Don't give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.

Don't be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us to each other.

Don't be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

Don't shut love out of your life by saying it's impossible to find. The quickest way to receive love is to give it; the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly: and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Don't run through life so fast that you forget not only where you've been, but also where you are going.

Don't forget, a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.

Don't be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily.

Don't use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved.

Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a Mystery and Today is a gift: that's why we call it ‘The Present’.”

        我邀請不到這位CEO 來到我們的畢業禮,但願他的言辭給你們有所啟發,引領大家走向目標。 我希望你們珍惜天主賦予你們今天的禮物,包括家庭、健康、朋友、心靈,和將來的工作,但願你們振翅高飛,謹記 ‘I CAN FLY’ ,衝破難關,實踐校訓,成為頂天立地的好青年。主佑!