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KFC

Kentucky Fried Chicken, or Korean Fried Chicken?

Nothing to do with either, unfortunately.

KFC, as narrated by a friend whom I've recently met, stands for:
1) Knowing where you are,
2) Finding where you'd like to go, and
3) Changing

Knowing where you are gives you a sense on whether you're on track to whatever goals you've set for yourself. Even when you don't have any goals, constantly and consciously knowing where you are shows that you are aware which direction you are heading to. How much better I am now with my running timing than I was previously? Am I making progress or do I keep telling myself that "Things will be fine even if I cheat once or twice"? Is the reason why I am not at my optimum performance in the office my late night sleeping habit?

Finding where you'd like to go is not easy, but it gives you a glimpse on what actually matters to you. It is a constant refinement throughout the stages of your life as circumstances might change, i.e. When I was in Junior College, I wanted to go to SMU to obtain my business degree. Unfortunately I didn't do extremely well for my A level and hence attending SMU was no longer an available option. However, I turned completely fine. I changed my reaction and decided on my next step to fit the reality that I'm being faced upon.

That brings us to the last point, change. Knowing where you are and finding where you'd like to go determine on how would you like to change. What is it about yourself that doesn't align with the place where you'd like to go? Or is that place where you'd like to go probably isn't meant for you, and that you'll be happier somewhere else? What are the checks you put to make sure that you actually change, and not decide to give up halfway simply because you don't see the light at the end of the tunnel as soon as you thought it would?

KFC. Know where you are, find where you'd like to go, and change accordingly. Simple advice to live life to the fullest.

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