校長的話(十四)
人生基本功 (上)

     祝各位同學於牛年學業進步、身體健康!

     疫情已持續超過一年,長時間停止面授教學,確為老師及同學們帶來前所未有的挑戰,網上學習已成為大家的新常態,但在此新常態下大部分多姿多采的校園活動被迫取消,相信大家都感到十分無奈。

     生活中不如意的事情,往往是人生中的考驗,正所謂「態度決定高度」,一個人的處事態度,絕對是成就大事的重要因素。究竟我們需要怎樣的「態度」來應對這個疫情?

     我記得校監衍空法師曾與我們分享成功人生的<人生基本功>, 當中包括四大基本功分別是:

投入:培養興趣、享受過程、抱有理想、投入生活。

堅忍:先下決心、還得忍耐、經歷考驗、當有所成。

反思:需懂自學、慣常反思、明辨是非、增長智慧。

善緣:虛心學習、多表關懷、和諧共處、廣結善緣

        面對這次無情的疫情,我想以其中的<反思>及<堅忍>兩個素養同大家分享。

<反思>

     疫情期間,各位在家的空閒時間多了,不妨多作反思,在適當時刻調整一下自己的心,才能讓自己變得更完美。一個人之所以不斷取得進步,就是能放下自己的面子,承擔自己的責任,從錯誤中反省自我,找出自己不足之處,加以改正。

       如果我們放任行事,只按自己既定的思想和行為去做事,把錯誤的責任推給別人,無論我們重覆多少遍,其結果都是一樣。同學們,日常反思自己於學習及待人處事方面的得失,明辨是非,若發現自己過去做得不理想的話,應該抱著有則改之,無則加勉的態度,相信你定會智慧增長,成功在望。

<堅忍>

     另外,在逆境下抱持著堅忍的意志都十分重要,同學在日常生活或網上學習過程中難免遇上困難,當中會有灰心、沮喪等心情,只要大家勇敢面對,憑著個人的智慧、毅力及決心,默默地完成每一個任務,相信我們也可以改變自己的生命。我曾聽過一位成功人士的演說,內容談到「堅忍」就是:「向着長期的目標,堅持自己的激情,即便歷經失敗,依然能夠堅持不懈地努力下去,把生活當成一場馬拉松而不是一次短跑。」所以,同學們在定下目標前,必先要下定決心,期間或會遇上很多困難,但大家必須忍耐及堅持,勿忘初心,就如馬拉松長跑比賽般,路程十分艱辛,好容易出現放棄或退出比賽的想法,但只要堅持努力捱到終點,最終是會取得成功的,這種經歷及考驗必定令你畢生受用。

        校長祝願各位同學,在此期間多多反思自己得失及以堅忍的態度朝自己定下的目標進發,相信成功就在你的前方。加油!

蘇家樑 校長

3/3/2021


 

3rd March 2021

Basic Life Skills (Part One)

 

I wish you all the academic progress and good health in the Year of the Ox!

The epidemic has lasted for more than a year, and face-to-face teaching has been suspended for a long time. This has indeed brought unprecedented challenges to teachers and students. Online learning has become the new norm for everyone, but most of the fabulous campus activities have been forced to cancel under this new norm, so it is believed that everyone feels very helpless.

Unhappiness in life is often a test in life. As "attitude determines height", a person's attitude is definitely a crucial factor in achieving great accomplishments. What kind of "attitude" do we need to deal with this epidemic?

 

I remember that Venerable Sik Hin Hung, school supervisor, once shared with us the "Basic Life Skills" for a successful life, including the four basic skills:

Devotion: Cultivate interest, enjoy the process, have ideals, and devote yourself to life.

Perseverance: Make up your mind first, you have to endure, go through trials, and achieve success.

Reflection: Need to know self-study, habitual reflection, distinguish right from wrong, and increase wisdom.

Kindness: Learn with an open mind, show care, live in harmony, and make good connections.

In the face of this ruthless epidemic, I would like to share with you the two qualities of "Reflection" and "Perseverance".

Reflection

During the epidemic, you have more free time at home, so you may wish to reflect more and adjust your heart at the right moment to make yourself more perfect. The reason why a person keeps making progress is to let go of his own face, shoulder his own responsibilities, reflect on himself from his mistakes, find out his own shortcomings, and correct them. If we act indiscriminately, act only according to our own established thoughts and behaviors, and pass the wrong responsibility to others, no matter how many times we repeat it, the result will be the same. Students, daily reflect on your own gains and losses in learning and dealing with others, distinguish right from wrong. If you find that you have not done ideally in the past, you should adopt an attitude of correcting. If you have done it, you should try harder to improve more. I do believe you will grow in wisdom and succeed in future.

Perseverance

In addition, it is very important to hold the will to persevere under adversity. Students will inevitably encounter difficulties in daily life or online learning, and they will feel discouraged and frustrated. As long as everyone is brave enough to face it, rely on personal wisdom. , Perseverance and determination to complete every task silently, I believe we can also change our lives. I once heard a speech by a successful person. The content talked about "Perseverance" is: "Towards a long-term goal, stick to your passion, even after failure, you can still work tirelessly and treat life as a marathon instead of a sprint." Therefore, students must make up their minds before setting their goals. During the period, they may encounter many difficulties, but everyone must be patient and persevering, and don’t forget the original intention. Just like a marathon race, the journey is very difficult and it is easy to give up. Or the idea of withdrawing from the competition, but as long as you keep working hard to reach the end, you will eventually succeed. This kind of experience and test will surely benefit you throughout your whole life.

I wish all students to reflect on their own gains and losses during this period and to move towards the goals set by themselves with a persevering attitude, believing that success is in front of you. Cheer up!

 

Mr. So Ka Leung

Principal

 
佛教葉紀南紀念中學 Buddhist Yip Kei Nam Memorial College
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