1) Have no fear
Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t be afraid to say what you believe is right. Be brave with what you do. Fear will only arrest you and your future.
2) Nothing is wrong with you
Everyone is unique. If you don’t fit into certain group or type of people, please don’t feel that something is wrong with you. Or don’t try to force yourself to join with them. You are who you are. And don’t let those anxieties affect the way you live.
3) Ask questions (more questions)
Ask questions for things you don’t know or things you have doubt. Always prepare for more questions. And don’t just accept the one answer. Ask more questions on those answers you received. Always ask “why” and “why not” to others and to yourself.
4) Pay more attentions to those who disagree with you
When someone disagrees with you, please listen to him/her more carefully. If you have opportunity, please ask why. Learn to accept the facts.
5) Resist, resist, resist.
If something is not right, please resist accepting it. Of course, do it politely in acceptable form. Sometime you just need to say “NO” simply.
6) Don’t be loyal (all the time);
Betray sometime. know when to abandon
If you learn that you are in the wrong side, please move to the right side. Doesn’t matter how long you have been with the wrong group. It matters you make the correction when you know you are in the wrong side. Blind loyalty is not always good for you.
7) Don’t let anyone shut down your idea (or goal)
If someone says you are crazy, don’t take it personally. Don’t give it up. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it. This is your life and your choice. Don’t let anyone makes decision for you with your life.
8) Value the differences
When you see people with different views, please value the differences. Not necessary that you have to agree with them. But it is important that you can live with diversity of people and appreciate different values.
9) Be bold; be radical
When you want to present your idea, please be bold. When you want change, be radical. Let’s make it happens in strong way. Make your statement clear and outstanding.
10) You are your own
Don’t depend on anyone. You are your own. Please take a full responsibility. Don’t blame other if they can’t help you. When they helped, please appreciate them. But remember, you have to do it yourself first.