Friday, January 21, 2011

Learning by Falling

Success never comes after the first attempt. Whatever your goal is there will be obstacles on your way to success. They are part of life. Expect them. Learn from them and adapt.

I know most of us have heard this many times that failure is a relative of success. That we should and must encounter failure before we can enjoy success. There's a lot of stories about successful people and we cannot imagine how they achieve such enormous success without having multiple failure in life. 

Walt Disney was turned down 302 times before he got financing for his dream of creating the “Happiest Place on Earth”. 

Colonel Sanders spent two years driving across the United States looking for restaurants to buy his chicken recipe. He was turned down 1,009 times! How successful is Kentucky Fried Chicken today? 

“Chicken Soup For The Soul" was rejected by publishers 170 times - now it's sold 70 million copies! 

Steve Jobs lost his position as CEO in apple (the company he started it all) at the age of 30 just to find out later that God has something store for him, until he created PIXAR or else we don't even know Woody, Andy and Buzz lightyear and the first computer animated film might not be created and maybe we never have the chance to enjoy it and other box office animated film after Toy Story.

It says that success lies in a person's willingness to make relentless, step-by-step efforts. That without failing there is no learning of improvement. Failing should not be seen as a bad thing but rather a stepping stone.

I myself experience it and I am proud of it. I know I did some crazy things and stuff before, that destroy my credibility as a person but it doesn't matter. What matter most was I've learned, I mature, and deep in my heart I never regret anything. So when someone condemn you and look down at you because of the past mistakes happened in your life. Just laugh at them and go on with your life. Besides we are all human beings and we are meant to make mistakes, and learned from it, stumble, stand and move on.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


"Ironic how the people who know the least about you, always have the most to say." -ISFN

I've read this quote a few days ago in one of my facebook friend status. I smile a little and try to feel the message. I know, admittedly I was once like this kind of people way back, before I had all the struggle in my life, before I hurt and been happy with myself, before I got mature and learned that life is all about you and your creator and no one else. Because when you have him, the right way and timing will follow. Growing up Mom used to say that we should learn how to be with other people and how to deal with them. I tried my best to learn and master the habit. I thought life would be much easy right after college but, this is where I started to meet different kinds of people, and this is where I start hurting them and hurting myself too. Sometimes we say things we didn't mean. But the worst of them all is that you hurt yourself and you cannot even blame anyone right? But I guess without experiencing all those by myself I will not be able to know myself better. And another quote that inspire me says " Conquer yourself and you conquer the whole world" because I believed that the worst enemy is ourselves, not them, not other people. And I experienced this quote first hand in my life. Along the way, we encounter a lot of people, in different forms. But I think if we know our self better we have nothing to worry about. Just laugh at them and move on with your life. After all at the end of the day you are not liable to anyone but just to yourself and up above there I believed.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Christmas 2010

December 24'10- Midnight

I don't know where to start and what to write, but my mind kept on saying come on It's been long since you've written your last post and since Christmas is almost over just a simple article to keep your blog alive. The end of the year was nearly coming and Christmas day was almost finished and to sum up all the things happened to me in the year 2010 some are bad, very bad, but there are still a lot of good things to consider that made my life quite memorable and exciting. I don't want to remember 2010 as the worst year of my life because of some inconsiderate and narrow-minded people and encounter unavoidable circumstances but rather most learning year for me. I've learned to love myself better, to love and appreciate more the people around me. That accuracy of information should be considered in judging other people's lives or rather don't judge so you will not be judged. That my happiness does not depend on somebody else's opinion. That past was passed and I have to live with the present and future as well (mamatay sa inggit ang nakaraan), and a lot of things to be thankful for. Thank you for we survive the 10 years and still counting, the 1 year outside of our comfort zone and we proved them wrong. Christmas was a really memorable day for me because I remember it was also Christmas when my husband and I first lived together. I know some condemn us then even not knowing the real story and the real reason behind because we didn't follow the regular norms of getting married and living together. But after 10 years I've learned to have peace with myself. Maybe by realizing a lot of things and learning that marriage it not about wedding bells and not just a mere piece of paper and the thought of wearing a grand fabulous dress just to please other people's imagination was all act of a narrow-minded person. That marriage is all about two people dreaming, loving and caring for each other, and committed to fulfilling their dream was one of the main goal to be considered to move on each day and live well. So now another year is coming and hopefully the realization of our dream is not far enough to fulfill with the guidance of the Lord. I hope I will live my life to the fullest without judging other people, without condemning them in the future. For he said ‘If anyone of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.’ Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground. At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up and asked her, ‘Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?’ ‘No one, sir,’ she said. ‘Then neither do I condemn you,’ Jesus declared. ‘Go now and leave your life of sin.’" (John 8:3-11, emphasis mine). 

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