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[Admin] Datuk Wira Lee Chong Wei would like to sincerely thank all his fans for the birthday wishes streaming in both near and far! ❤️🎉 Admin is also personally touched by all the beautiful messages sent to him, which he himself got to read. Your support means so much to brother Lee. Here’s to wishing Datuk and family best of health & prosperity on his 36th birthday, 谢谢你们, terima kasih 🙏🏼
After undergoing a two-month long treatment in Taiwan, National badminton star Dato’ Lee Chong Wei, who turned 36 last Sunday (he is born in 21 October 1982), is recovering from early stage nose cancer. While talking to NST Online about his off the court battle, the celebrated player shared that his nose cancer came as “a shock”.
“…but it was fated and I have accepted it. No one expects things like this.”
“When it was confirmed, I sought treatment and now we just have to see how it goes. But I feel optimistic and will adhere to doctors’ orders to overcome this,” he said.
Displaying a positive outlook in the face of such personal adversity, we have gathered 5 life lessons Dato’ Lee Chong Wei had shared throughout his achievements.
1. Learn to control your emotions
No matter you are in a bad or good situation, learn to keep calm and control your emotions. If you win the game, you win with class. Even if you lose, do not lose your tantrums. Instead congratulate your opponent with an open heart.
2. Always think positively
Always have a positive mind set even if we have to face bitter circumstances with endurance. The worth of happiness can be realised by us to its fullest if we had undergone abominable situation. Always remember, great people are great because they didn’t quit!
3. Give it your best, all the time
Play at your best all the time, not only when you feel like it. Although you might not always be at the peak, but you should not stop learning throughout the journey.
4. Show commitment and determination
Dedicate yourself to excellence. Commit yourself to becoming the best that you can be. Be willing to sacrifice and don’t cut corners. Champions don’t become champions by cutting corners or looking for the easy way out. Instead you must be willing to step outside of your comfort zone.
5. Be patient
Enduring defeat with patience and waiting for the right time to arise is what sportsman spirit is all about. Without patience, it will be difficult to make the right decision and land himself/ herself in the best situation.