PROVERBS are like magic. Cling to their noble principles long enough and unimaginable success can be within one's grasp. Some established personalities recently shared their own personal ''success proverbs'' with the public. To help provide useful guidelines for fresh graduates embarking on a career, these celebrities joined Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) to launch the station's new TV programme, The New Working Generation . The eight-episode programme reveals the mentalities of young workers in different positions. During a switch-on ceremony, colourful balloons marked with the celebrities' ''success proverbs'' rocketed into the blue sky, attracting attention. One read: ''Do what I love and love what I did''. It was from pop star Anthony Wong Yiu-ming, who believed work that went with one's interest would produce the best result. ''One should be able to take pride and rejoice in one's work, and we should only measure ourselves by our own standards, not others'.'' ''Act according to our ability and do the best according to our capability'' was Legislative Councillor Christine Loh's work ethic. Realising it was hard to find a job one could handle perfectly, Ms Loh said the best strategy was to do one's best. ''Find out where your talents and weakness are and work on them with all your might.'' Actress Mo Shun-kwan embraces the motto ''Forget the past and work hard for what lies ahead''. She said people were often beset with life's pressures and needed new goals to motivate them. Armed with two bags of weights, veteran singer Roman Tam demonstrated his principle: Never give up before your task is finished. Tam said he exercised with those weights to train his stamina and ''ability to stand''. ''Bow my head and let my child ride on my back'' depicted the drive of Chan Yuen-han, the forthright member of the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Union, to challenge social injustice. The TV programme also features a hair-stylist, a social worker, a special education worker, magicians, musicians and a physically handicapped worker. ''The aim of the programme was not to focus on their personal success,'' said producer Louis Tong. ''We hope their experience and how they handle difficulties would inspire others''producer Louis Tong said. Loh, after watching the first episode, said: ''The programme is emotionally absorbing. I think it will widen youngsters' horizon on different jobs, something the family normally fails to do.'' The half-hour TV programme, produced by RTHK's Education TV Division, is screened on Saturdays at 8 pm on ATV Home.