Journal

The Old Me

A Letter to Myself

Screen Shot 2021-05-23 at 9.31.08 AMKnowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right. 
 ~Theodore Roosevelt

 

Dear Old Me, 

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. My goal is not to be better than anyone else but better than I used to be. Today is a sunny day. As I was jogging by the Charles River, the sunshine reflected on the riverbank making it bright and hard to see.

And, I remembered you, the old me...

Continue reading "The Old Me" »


The Power of Respect

When a small gift is a big deal...

Screen Shot 2021-04-04 at 11.28.32 AM

Men are only respectable only as they respect

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Respect is when you give admiration someone for something they did unusual or extraordinary. I have great respect for the job of teachers , since they basically affect how a kid learn new things and control the environment of a school. Respect does not have to be anything special, you can just say thanks when the teachers did you a flavor or something.

Continue reading "The Power of Respect" »


The Best Weather

Top Three “Weather’s"

Screen Shot 2021-03-25 at 2.28.28 PM

If you don’t like the weather, wait a few hours…

~Old New England Saying

The weather is everywhere always—and we can’t escape it. At any given time it is sunny, rainy, cloudy, snowy, stormy hot, cold, humid, dry, sleety, windy and combinations of everything.. The weather not only affects the environment we live around everyday, but it also affects our moods and behaviors. 

Here are my top three weathers that I like and how they affect me.

Continue reading "The Best Weather" »


Hard Work

Working harder=getting better...

Screen Shot 2020-11-11 at 10.03.09 AM

I'm a greater believer in luck,
and I find the harder I work the more I have of it
~Thomas Jefferson

I don’t like working hard, but I am not satisfied with what I have accomplished unless I have done the best I could do.  I know that I have to work hard to accomplish my goals, and I know that I must practice what I learned until I master it.

Continue reading "Hard Work" »


Winning is addictive

Making a habit of Winning

As an old saying goes, “Winning is a habit.” When you want something badly enough, you will reach that goal by putting in the effort; you will taste that joy and that desire; and even more, you will work harder to reach that goal and to reach that feeling of joy again.

8FE73BFC-86BD-4F93-934D-240326FC9E38

I knew this joy because I experienced this joy. I started playing basketball in fifth grade, and I deeply fell in love with the game. I liked how the the player’s connect, how you score for the basket, and how you fight for the rebound. However, when I came to the town of Concord from Shanghai, my basketball skills were pretty bad compared to other kids in town who had been playing travel ball for three or four years.

Continue reading "Winning is addictive" »


Work Hard to Win

What makes a good basketball player

4F5E812A-E93D-4274-9F22-3E3F870E082C

 

    In order to become a great basketball player, you need a lot of things. You need to have a work ethic, the competitiveness, shooting , dribbling, passing skill and stamina.  If you cannot make shots in the game, you will not score in games. If you don’t know how to dribble, you will get tons of turnovers in games. If you do not have the passing skill, you will not be able to work with the team. You will not have the stamina to run up and down the court, and you will not even be able to follow the pace of the game; however, among all of these skills, having a work ethic and being competitive is the most important , because if you have a work ethic, you will get better on all the hard skills;  and  if you have a competitive mindset, you will care more about winning or losing games.

Continue reading "Work Hard to Win" »