Almost There

Without disclosing too much details, I am jotting this piece down so that I can remind myself when the tough gets going for me in the near future.

In my life thus far, there has been a lot of 2nd best moments. In competitions, trials, and sports, after trying my best, runner ups seemed to be consistent. I guess these experiences taught me to persevere, work harder, and be committed to the end game – winning.

Honestly speaking, I have always compared myself with others and asked why am I lesser in luck and wealth. Why is he or she so lucky to be born into a wealthy family – so carefree and happy? But now I do know that by working hard in achieving my goals bring me sweeter victories compared to things that come easily.

Though dreaming, hoping, and praying play what seemed to be insignificant roles but I believe they are essential for winning. For the most part, it is usually sheer hard work and focus on each small steps along the way.

The past few months has been quite an eye opener for me. Through a series of events, I discovered a little more about myself. I count my lucky stars for having some amazing people around me always ever ready to lend a helping hand and give valuable advice.

Little by little after the unfolding of each event and people playing their roles in helping me through them, it dawned on me that each event had its significance and was pivotal in making me stronger. Throughout the challenging experiences, I learned many valuable life lessons – from stress management to self empowering. I am now much aware and able to quickly turn around whenever self doubt creeps into my thoughts. I have learned to look at things and question situations from different perspectives which helps a lot in making better decisions. Some refer to the method as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

New opportunities have also presented themselves and I am now hoping that everything will fall into place as they suppose to be.

The profound thing I realized is that, everything that I have been through leading up to this point be it triumphs or trials, has prepared me to face bigger challenges ahead of me. It is now important for me to latch on and stay focus on continued growth as a person. The purpose is finding joy in being of service to others and in turn contribute to the larger ecosystem.

I guess winning is all about finding your “center”, “niche”, and “footing” in life. I rather not use the word comfort because that leads to complacency.

Yes, prayers are important to express your inner desires and give thanks for every good we are grateful for. It plants a seed of thought that you wish to materialize through your actions. Action is what sets in motion and helps us move towards the end game – winning.

It is said that life is not about the destination but the journey. It does not matter if we win sooner or later. What matters most is the fact that we have a clear picture of the end game and persevere in working towards it.

It is perfectly fine that we learn life’s important lessons a little late just as long as we allow and not short change ourselves of each opportunity to learn something new whenever a challenge arises.

Slow and stead will win us the race!


Follow Through

As of late, I see a lot of great ideas being conceptualize but they never seemed to come to fruition. Follow through seemed to be a challenge these days.

Case in point, during our recent vacation on an island, a team building event caused pollution at an area frequent by sea turtles due to its availability of sea grass. Confrontations ensued but all the people incharge could do was apologize. A viral post on facebook alerted many conservation establishments and a nationwide outcry amongst environmentalists soon erupted. The issue was even highlighted by a news portal.

The owner of the training company stepped forward apologetically but that was as far as it went. Some has suggested that she follows through with a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives to clean up the very island her team have polluted as a gesture of sincerity to make amends of their careless mistake.

What happened to the viral FB post?

Often times, we read a lot of complains and criticisms of wrong doings. Some readers of such posts on social media are quick to respond with hostility and condemnation. The wrongdoers highlightedby such posts seemed to be criminalize.

How often do we read about the closure to such damning posts? In other words, have the owners of such posts pursue the matter and get them rectified before updating the audience of the amends?

How often do we leave the wrongdoers to remain criminals in the minds of the audience of our social media posts? Even when they have come forward to apologize and have taken the actions to remedy the situation?

I guess it is human nature that the negative tends to attract our attention and stick to our minds. The question is why?

Why do we emphasize so much on negativity and never appreciate the positives?

We should all follow through in all that we do and give credit where credit is due. I believe it is high time we all follow up with our negative posts to ensure we provide the audiences with a closure – be it good or bad. We should not leave our posts hanging on air without a conclusion.

Let’s follow through…