Seizing The Moment

by Patrick Liew on July 27, 2011

The strangest things happened in my life.

Let me share with you an example.

For awhile, I thought a lot about Cloud technology. I believed it would make a tremendous impact on the way I live, work, learn and play.

I decided I could not stay on as a ‘dinosaur’ and pretended that the ‘Ice Age’ was not going to end.

How I work will soon become a thing of the past. If I don’t change, one day, I will no longer be relevant. I would not be needed in my work anymore.

I had to learn this and other new technologies.

After I made the commitment, teachers started to appear from every corner. They offered to teach me – more than I could learn from attending a course.

Shortly after, my system caught a malware – a virus hijacked my account and used it to send out unpleasant messages. Many teachers appeared to help me resolve it.

As a result, I wrote an article about what I have learned from these teachers. I could help others who might go through the same experience.

I was invited, would you believe, to submit articles and comments to the press about the Cloud. Again, teachers appeared and helped me think through the issues and craft the responses.

Later, I was invited to speak at some major conferences. Yes, this ‘father of all dinosaurs’ stood on stage and encouraged the participants to jump on the Cloud bandwagon. Again, many teachers appeared to help me.

Recently, my company won one of the best international technology awards. This is the fourth technology awards that we have won for our leading-edge systems.

My mind is not clouded about what had happened during this part of my journey in life. (Pardon the pun.)

I believe as the saying goes, when the student is ready, the teachers will appear. They appeared at the right time and at right place for me.

I also believe that our Creator will not only send teachers, He will send guardian angels to help me. I need to be sensitive about their presence.

He will design the circumstances so that I can create a masterpiece out of my life.  I need to open my eyes to catch the opportunities.

I need to be still. And know He is blessing me all the time. I need to learn from the teachers and capitalise on the situations.

I need to ‘carpe diem’ – seize the moment.

Prayerfully, we will reignite the love in our soul and set it ablaze right through the pipes of technology. Then, we may realize we should hv done it in the first place because that’s what the world really need.


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