All posts by David Lim

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Teach What You Learn…Learn As You Teach

Someone once said, "Those who can't, teach." This is completely incorrect.  I had a meeting this morning and the person I met with asked me what I saw myself doing down the road. "Ultimately, I'd like to be a professor."  "What's your motivation for wanting to teach?" he asked. Teaching is about giving back and ...

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Life Isn’t Ops, It’s a Project…

Part of the definitive meaning of a project is that it is a temporary endeavor with a finite end.  So often, we try to compartmentalize, process-ify, and micromanage life to some regular expression of expectation. By doing so, we risk our ability to adapt to an ever-changing landscape that can't be neatly placed into a ...

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The Spin Before the Kick…

Sometimes, especially when it's important, there may be spinning.  Spinning can build momentum and energy until the just right moment.   In order to take advantage of that momentum and energy, you must come out of the spin and kick into action.  Otherwise, you might be left dizzy from going in circles.  Just like the ...

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Moments…

Worry yourself not with how the entire stream of events necessarily flows. It's about the moments in between: ones when you make real connections, have a realization of truth, those of friendship, laughter and goodness.  No ones counting your degrees. No one's counting how many hours you worked. No one's holding your G.P.A. to you. ...

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When You’ve Made Your Choice, That’s It. It’s When You Still Have a Choice is When It Matters…

I just woke up from a dream where I found myself saying this to someone.  It’s a bit random – as my dreams always seem to be – but from what I remember, here it goes: I had purchased some new smart watch from some drugstore and decided to give it a try, but leaving ...

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Mind the Little Pieces…

A form may be a whole, but one doesn't practice it only from beginning to end.  A martial artist, once the directions are know, must pull it apart into segments to practice them separately. Then, he must take those segments and break them down into isolated movements.  Only then can he find the parts that ...

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Experiencing is Preparing…

"It is better to be a warrior in a garden than to be a gardener in a war."    - Unknown I am not the most patient person in the world.  In fact, if you know me well personally, I'm far from it. In the past few weeks, I've seen this great story about a ...