Wai Hong Fong

Winning and patience

We often believe that winning
Requires us to take immediate action
And a follow up with many steps
We think by doing more
The needle moves faster and further
Until we hit the mark

But perhaps sometimes
Winning is simply waiting
For when the shot's been taken
And all we need is a little patience


Why believing matters

We dream bigger
We act bolder
We work harder
We get out of bed easier
We speak with more conviction
We can't help but share with everyone
We are more patient

For the most important things in life, believing really matters.

Because what we believe is what we'll be living.

2020 - it's not easy, but could it be the best?

2020 hasn't been easy
We've been challenged to our limits
Some of us have thrived
While others have tilted
But this is a needful season
The air is getting cleaner
The forests less ravaged
Silly ideas for startups thrown away
The return to fundamentals of driving value
Tech adoption by the boomers - who are now evangelists
We stay home - and have more time to reflect
And these moments are what make us better
As human beings and as caretakers of our planet
2020, it hasn't been easy, but could this be our best year yet?


Best ... ever

The most glorious of days
Often linger around the corner
In the most unexpected ways
You might just discover
A happy happy day
The best steak ever

A wagyu 6+ at RM120 that happens to be the best steak ever? Love it when I discover these rare finds.

What has been your most unexpected best ... ever recently?


Getting Good is NOT an Accident

A close friend and colleague(Greg) recently wrote about learning, and how most of us think that the act of consuming content makes us better each day(full post here  - def check it out, it's great).

TLDR; it doesn't.

I've been a gamer all my life. And have competed in all kinds of tournaments. And one thing's clear, we don't get good from just playing. We get good from all the time spent watching our replays, analysing our games, getting coached. And the best competitors just do it more diligently than everyone else who simply plays mindlessly.

I've never been that good at chess, but I grew up around some really strong national players in Singapore during secondary school. So I got really excited when I discovered a cool feature on chess.com recently(few days ago). There is a sophisticated system that provides a detailed post-game analysis on every move - with an ELO/ranking that exceeds grandmasters. It tells you which of your or your opponent's moves are 'best', 'okay' or plain 'bad'. By analysing every game, and every opening, and committing to not repeating the same mistake in the same situation the next time it occurs, the improvements happened really quickly. It's like the perfect coach that never tires, never falters and gives world-class advice every single time.

Now how do I do this for everything else in life?

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