What not to do in 2010

2009 was a significant year.  Here is a partial list of events in 2009:

  1. History: Barack Obama – elected as the first African American President of the United States
  2. Politics: Bill Clinton, first former American President visiting North Korea, bringing 2 American citizens home
  3. Business: worst economy crisis since the Great Depression
  4. Technology: twitter becomes a major trend
  5. Others: Michael Jackson passed away right before his comeback concert

Lots happened in 2009.  However, if you think 2010 is going to be the same, then you will be mistaken.

Watch this video:

“I think that is way too risky, so I’ll pass for now.”  Very often, that single phrase alone kills millions of dreams.

You can only connect the dots backwards, but when you do, you will realize that those dots had never existed before you took the risk to lay them down there.  Hence, it’s not about connecting the dots, but about creating them.

Who knew that twitter would become a hit?  Who knew that Michael Jackson would die right before his comeback concert?

So in 2010, don’t wait for the right opportunities, create them!  Make your own history.

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About Daniel Chu
“Success is to drive and continually shape the excellence in you and around you” – Daniel Chu Born in January 1st 1983 in Taipei Taiwan, Daniel Che Yi Chu moved to Ontario Canada by himself at the age of 14, seeking for better education. In 2007, Daniel obtained his Honor Bachelor of Science (with distinction) in Computer Science (Software Engineering) from the University of Toronto, St. George campus. Currently an IT Project Manager at TELUS, Daniel is leading teams with up to 15 members and managing budgets between $100K-$800K, facilitating a $900M deal with the Quebec government (http://bit.ly/17A6tu). Since graduation, Daniel joined TELUS’s Leadership Development Program (http://bit.ly/bLnKD), which gave him an opportunity to explore different professional roles, such as a Business Analyst, Developer, IT Project Manager, Human Resources Project Manager, and Strategic Advisor. Continued to grow, Daniel joined Toastmasters in 2008, and obtained both the Competent Leader and Competent Communicator designation in 2009. Also in 2009, Daniel was nominated and elected President of his Toastmasters Club (http://www.telespeakers.com). Daniel is a committed Christian who is also a committed volunteer at Big Brothers and the Crisis Center. He helps the Crisis Center deliver suicide prevention workshops at Vancouver’s high schools. Daniel enjoys various activities, such as swimming, playing basketball, and bowling. He also enjoys reading and writing.

One Response to What not to do in 2010

  1. Tim says:

    Great speech!! And your comments too! I like the part about using death to uncover what one truly loves!!

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