Living Moments (Part 8)

by Patrick Liew on April 6, 2012

I have been going out for dinner with a group of young people a few times in a year. In case you’re wondering, I’m accepted by them because I’m young at heart n funkier than them. (That’s how many old men deceive themselves. Lol!).

One of them told me recently, “Tomorrow is my last day at work. The day after, I will be setting out to be an entrepreneur”. …

He was sharing with me about how he had a good time in the company. He was well liked by his employer and colleagues.

I admire people who dare to move out of their comfort zone. They struggle through unbeaten or less beaten paths to pursuel their dreams.

I’m reminded of Helen Keller’s beautiful words, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing”.

I sensed his concerns about meeting failures. My ‘uncle’ly encouragement to him was, “There are no failures on the entrepreneurial journey. The lessons that you will get are priceless”.

Although I was excited about his business model, I shared with him what I have learned over the years, “While it is good to start with a great idea, more importantly, you need to learn to be adaptable and to constantly adjust to the demands of the market.

“You need to constantly reinvent yourself and redesign your business model. You have to retrain yourself on an ongoing basis and re-tool yourself to survive and succeed in the new economy”.

When I reflected on how I had to make those necessary changes, I realized that’s what make life an exciting adventure.

I have no regrets about moving out of familiar territories. I will continue to plot my way through the virgin jungles of life to fulfill my dream and vision.

Please join me.


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

By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

Please go to ‘Notes’ found below my profile picture.

Visit my Inspiration blog at

Visit my Transformation blog at

Please read them and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!


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