Liping Zhu

Moments of Self Reflection

Blog Post created by Liping Zhu on Nov 13, 2012

For two Colorado students, starting at 7:30 am, 5:30 am in Mountain Time was a struggle.  Fortunately H.N. CHEN caught our focus and kept us interacting. The time difference maybe takes a couple days to adjust, but the people difference you probably need to spend your whole life to figure it out. H.N. Chen mentioned his uncle, who was a successful salesman, can recognize and define people’s personality in 30 sec, which is pretty awesome and can make sales much easier. But we found that it is even hard for us to define ourselves.  When we were working on our evaluation form, for most of questions, we don’t know which level we are in. We believe there are gaps between what we wish we were, what we think we are, and what we actually we are. This workshop reminds us to think about these gaps and try to find our strengths and weaknesses. Once we know ourselves better, we can learn the best ways to articulate ourselves and engage others in dialogue.


Finding your path is a little bit different from what I have thought before. We thought we don’t know what we can do before, but after this we realized that it is not really about what you can do.  It is really about what you want to do, which is a question that nobody else answer for you. We should decide for ourselves, and once we decided, we just need to do it. H.N. Chen said it is never too late to make changes and don’t be afraid to make changes. At this stage, we do need that kind of inspiration.  Life depends on choices we are making, we can decide what kind of life we want and try to make it happen.  We just have to learn how to balance what we have and what we want. Reality may not always our desire, but we always have something to work towards.