Do your best

Do your best. I’m not asking you to be the best. There are differences between becoming the best and doing your best. When you try to become the best, you focus on your opponents, you care about becoming better than them, along the way you may lose focus on some important things, such as moral values. But when you do your best, you focus on your strength and weakness, you care about becoming better than you were yesterday. Do your best, do not give up any chance to become better than you were.

Don't expect everyone to like you

You can’t please everyone in life. You can’t make everyone like you. Even Jesus, Gautama Buddha and Prophet Muhammad had enemies! People will say bad things about you or take advantage of you. Accept that as a fact of life. But don’t mistaken these people for evil. No one was born to be evil (三字经 say one!) Why then people would do bad things to you? It’s because of the choice they had made. For the same reason, it also means people may have chance to become good, eventually. Have faith in people, but don’t expect everyone to like you.

Have compassion

Have compassion. But don’t go around and try to help everyone. You can’t help everyone! People will come to you and expect you to help them. Help them only if you can. Tell them honestly if you can’t. Don’t help until you also need to seek help. Remember, charity starts at home. Never neglect your family because you have to spend too much time helping others. You are not Spider-Man!