Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind. Alice: Would you tell me please which way I ought to walk from here? Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to. Alice: I don’t much care where. Cat: Then it doesn’t matter which way to walk. What will people do before….
Alice: Would you tell me please which way I ought to walk from here?
Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.
Alice: I don’t much care where.
Cat: Then it doesn’t matter which way to walk.
You see someone walking toward you. At first, you can’t see who it is. As this person gets closer and closer, you suddenly realize that it is you. It is not you today but it is you one year from now.
Suppose you are now in Secondary 1, is the ‘you’ after one year still in Secondary 1?
What are ‘you’ doing? Playing basketball? Playing violin? Study hard in the library? Or staying in the detention room?
Suppose you are now in Secondary 5, is the ‘you’ after one year study hard for DSE. As ‘you’ flies over time and gets your DSE result slip, what is it like? Flying colour? Or just 3-3-2-2.
You know how much powerful the influence your friends can do on your attitude, direction and values!
One who stays near vermilion gets stained red, and one who stays near ink gets stained black
Based on whoever will accept you
Based on values and principles
It is better to have no friends for a time than to have the wrong friends
That is the essence of Christian friendship. Beyond common interests, beyond affection, beyond wit and laughter is the ultimate aim of sowing in others the words of eternal life, leaving them with reminders of God’s wisdom, refreshing their spirit with words of His love, and strengthening their grip on God.
If you wait until the ‘heat of the moment’ to choose which path to take, it’s too late.
You need to decide now!
The path you choose will affect your health, your self-image, how fast you grow up, whom you marry, your future children
You are free to choose your paths, but you can’t choose the consequences that come with them.
Control your own destiny or someone else will!
A: Your friends / Your parents / Your teachers / Media
Q: But I don’t want to think about the future and just go with the flow.
A: Where the flow goes? Usually downhill, leading to big pile of sludge.
It is like the blueprint in your life
Like a constitution to a country and mission statements to a company.
What are ‘you’ doing after a year. Share with your teacher.