Good morning Principal, teacher and fellow shungtakians,
5 seconds passed, 1 child died. UNICEF estimated that 6.3 million children under 15 years of age died in 2017, or 1 every 5 seconds, mostly of preventable causes. The majority of these deaths – 5.4 million – occur in the first five years of life, with newborns accounting for around half of the deaths.
In contrast, 5 seconds may be useless and meaningless in your life. You will still feel sleepy and become late for school even if you can get out of bed 5 seconds earlier; You still can’t pass the test even if you are given 5 extra seconds to answer the questions. Does it mean nothing can possibly be changed within 5 seconds? No!
A famous author Mel Robbins whose talk has been viewed for more than 20 million times on YouTube, developed “The 5 Second Rule”. She explained that the power of a “push moment” could be similar to the countdown of rocket launching. For example, when you are too shy to raise your hand to ask question in class, then count to five and put up your hands with courage, instead of being hesitated with excuses;
When you find it hard to start to do your homework, count to five and pick up your pens, instead of waiting for a critical moment to break the habit of delaying your plan and doubting yourself. Robbins believes you can just take 5 seconds to make your dreams come true, as taking action, instead of just dreaming, is the direct way to beat fear and become confident.
You may not change the world at once, but you can always make a change starting from your own. Don’t hesitate anymore, do at least one task every day to lead a better life.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
By Mr. Man on 11st Nov, 2019