It’s Time To Live At The Edge Of Life.

by Patrick Liew on January 9, 2017

Recently, I was compelled – in a pleasant and positive way – to prepare for three talks.

I have to also participate in a question and answer session after every talk.

These talks were way beyond my depth of knowledge.

To make it worst, they were not even subjects that I was completely passionate about.

And they might not even make any direct impact on my business and my life in the near future.

Once I embarked on the preparation, I made myself passionate about these subjects and at the end of the day, they did make a huge difference to my business and life.

The titles of the talks were as follows:

– Harnessing disruptions to improve our future world;

– The impact of Trumponomics (or Trumpoline Economics) on the economy and investment market; and

– Singapore’s Smart Nation Model: A platform for optimising use of space to capitalise on the new economy.

I’ll not bore you with three long stories of how I ended up having to speak on three widely different topics.

Suffice to say, I feel humbled to share my research and conclusions.

I’m indeed honored to start a conversation with three different groups of people – even though the honor was kind of forced upon me.

Looking back, I’m thankful to be put literally at the edge of life.

The embarrassment of failing in front of any of these groups of people would have haunted me.

It would have put a bad mark on whatever image and standing I have in my community and society.

I believe I have become wiser for the challenging experience.

The knowledge gained would prepare me to face a fast-changing, challenging and complex new world.

It reinforced within me the value of being intellectually curious and the value of lifelong learning.

More importantly, the takeaway from this experience is that we need to challenge ourselves to get out of our comfort zones and move to the edge of life.

Think about it.

You’ll never know how great you can be until being great is the only road left ahead of you.

You’ll never know until you push yourself forward from the edge of your self-imposed limitation.

It’s at the edge, that you can see the vast expanse of dreams and possibilities.

It’s at the edge that you can start to experience potential miracles.

It’s at the edge that you’ll develop a healthy discontent with status quo.

It’s at the edge that you can take the next step to soar to a higher plane in life.

It’s at edge that you can let go and let God take you on a flight of abundance and achievement.

Beware: If you’re not living at the edge, you may just be occupying space.

When you look back at your life, you may not regret taking the journey that you have travelled.

More likely than not, you’ll regret that you have not gone beyond the edge and taken a different journey to optimise your potential and live a better life.

The worst crisis may not be a natural crisis but a man-made crisis of fear, ignorance and apathy.

Are you ready to join those who have crossed the edge and returned as heroes to inspire the world with their stories?

Are you ready to live at the edge of life?


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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