24 March 2008

Ten years to start with ...

I started my work life ten years ago, on March 23 1998. It's so much like the literal blink of an eye ! Without much drama, the first decade of working has passed me by.

I must say that if you've told me ten years back I'll be doing what I do now, I'll probably laugh at your face and tell you to pull the other leg too. No way I'd think I'll be doing this. I wouldn't have believed I'd be even in this line I'm in !!!

Not bad for ten years of working - it's afforded me down payment for my current house, it's given me my current car, it's helped my parents live a more stable life, it's seen me traveling all over the globe and it's helped put some sense into my head.

I'm thankful for the opportunities I've been given, I will continue to work hard so that I can get lucky. And when luck comes my way, I'll work even harder to make the best of it. I have been taught early on in my work life by some very good friends of mine that you create luck by working hard - and your reward for luck is hard work.

As I write this, I am humbled by the experience of work, but at the same time thankful for what it has provided me with. There are plenty of ups, and equally as many downs. Sometimes, it feels like a major grind when the only constant in your entire work life is hard work. However, whenever I step back to assess what little I've been able to achieve, I think I stand before you a better person now than ten years past - and that's all that matters.

Nowadays, we young turks (I hope no one takes offense that I'm calling myself a young turk still) get so much opportunities, it'll be a crying shame if we don't embrace it and use them for personal advancement. To my bosses, past and present, I want to thank you all for your patience and kind coaching. Each of you have left in me some lessons that will stay with me for a long time yet.

Ten years is a long time, ten years is a short time. Ten years is but a blink, ten years is an eternity. Ten years is past, I hope for a better next ten years.

8 comments:

Winn said...

10 yrs of bliss? i cant the exact date of my 1st day of work!

inevitable said...

Hmm... if only I can have the same feeling as you are. I am still searching...

Jemima said...

May you have many many many more years of bliss in life!!!

Che-Cheh said...

Like inevitable I'm searching too.

You're very blessed you know that. I'm sure you know. :P

pelf said...

Do you know that you've been a source of motivation for me? I'm serious!

moz monster said...

winn: Hehehee ... work is a very important part of my life mah !

inevitable: You'll find it ! I spent a long time searching myself !

jemima: Thanks !!! Same goes to you !

che-cheh: I don't know about feeling blessed, but I sure feel fortunate and lucky. And I know you'll find it someday ... !

pelf: Gee, thanks ! I don't know about this motivation thing, but I am happy you have made something happen for yourself !!

kat said...

Yeah? I've been 'working' for 10 years too. Started with 1 boss, now got 3. Quite a good bosses but very demanding tho! :D

Can you recommend a good site for digital camera review? Am thinking of getting a Point&Shoot but dunno which brand. Thanks!

Cocka Doodle said...

Well said, Moz. Yep, success is never easy and it shouldn't go to one's head when it comes.

I can't stand those losers who rant about their jobs every now and then.