1 Corinthians 13: 1 & 13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

25 November 2010

Pursuing Your Dreams and Careers (Mr. Jacob Kung)

Good morning, Principal, Teachers and Students,

Today, as a Careers Guidance teacher, I’m very pleased to have this opportunity to share with you my working experience and why we’ll have to be responsible for pursuing our dreams and careers.

This year, we’ll help you to learn different virtues and responsibility is one of them. Do you know what responsibility is? Is the word “responsibility” difficult for you? Perhaps I’d use another word “D-U-T-Y”. If we have a responsibility or a duty, we’ll have to do something and can’t give up.

Perhaps you’ll agree with me that we can’t avoid doing some duties in our life. One of the things we’ll have to do is to pursue our dreams and careers. However, it is not easy to protect your dream and find a job that suits you best.

I believe finding a career that suits our true passion is very important. Ask yourself these questions, "What am I passionate about?" and “What do you always like to do?” You will discover what type of job suits you best by thinking about your interests.

For example, like a few students in MKP, if you’re serious about playing football and like to be a football player in the future, you’ll have to protect your dream and work extremely hard to make football your career. Although the training will be hard, you can’t give up because it’s your duty to protect your dream and career. Please don’t tell yourself you’re just a little bug. Please don’t quit your training and said football isn’t for you.

Like me, I dreamed to be a pilot when I was a small child. However, I haven’t protected my dream and my eyes. As a result, because I did NOTHING, I COULDN’T DO ANYTHING.

I finally had another dream when I was in secondary school. I wanted to be a teacher. When I was in university, I told myself that this time had to be different. I started to read hundreds of reference books, watch hours of videos and do a lot of part-time teaching to learn how to be a good teacher. When I left university, I realized my dream and became a teacher in a secondary school in Tin Shui Wai.

I guess we all need to be patient in pursuing our dreams and careers. We have to prepare ourselves very well for the chances in the future. We have to find our interests, know what we want to do as our careers, take up our responsibilities and just go for it!

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