Monday, March 4, 2013

Losers Are Champions Too

It’s sad to see a loved one frustrated about a failure.  The feeling is mutual even if you are not the one in his shoe.  It’s really difficult to accept that we sometimes fail.  But, what does it take to be a champion?  For all I know, is we are all champion in our own right. 

We can be more than a champion if we only learn from being a loser

Be strong and smart. Just because we fail today, we think, we will keep losing again and again. But we are totally wrong! In fact, if we learn from what went wrong the first time around, we’re more likely to get it right the next time around.
Be Humble.  Don’t put your own self in a pedestal thinking that all of our ideas are brilliant.  Maintain a low profile ego to admit that we might not be as smart as we think we are.  We just have to let life find a way and do it for us.

Perseverance.  An easy option doesn’t mean you have to grab it.  Sometimes we have to do what is tough, because it is the right choice.  Not the other way around.  You need perseverance to push through those moments of frustration.

Endurance.  Not because it feels awful and strange to lose doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t try again.  It’s feels a lot better to give another shot than feeling sorry because we didn’t took the chance to try. Endurance means that we remain steadfast even through criticism, monotony, and discouraging odds.

Support group.  As they say, no man is an island.  Most of the time, asking for help is the fastest way to make things done.  Don’t be afraid to get others involved. Let's admit it, there are things we couldn't do alone.

Push the limits. Go beyond the answers to your questions, explore new things. Not because you have the solution to the problem doesn’t mean you have to stop.  It’s always better to have Plan B.  Go out of your way and listen to other’s opinion.  Maybe you know something that no one else does. Maybe you have different strengths than they do.

We have to compete not only for the prize.  Prizes and rewards comes in many different forms. We may not have the medals and trophies to boast for and even if we lose a hundred times we are still winners if only we have all of these characteristics for it would be the best award we can really be proud of.  There are still more unlisted we just have to be aware and be critical in thinking.  All of us had tasted defeat or experienced failing in the past.  Learn from losing because to be a champion you have to be a loser first.  

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Thank You For This Special Day

Hmmm... Another year had passed... Another year to add in my number... But what does a special day really mean?  Why do we need to remember a day for us?  For many years of my life, I had enjoyed the beautiful wonders of life.  Ups and downs were so many to  be counted. But most of the time, we tend to forget one of the essence of living -- to be thankful.  Reflecting on what we are truly thankful for each year is so crucial, and so easily forgotten, in our busy day-to-day lives. There is less doubt in my mind now that being thankful is one of the best ways to hit "the Pause" on all of the craziness that surrounds me, and simply be in gratitude, at least for a day.

In fact, We don't need a special day to give thanks.  We don't even need a special reason to be of gratitude. The reality is that we all have something to be thankful for regardless of what you’re going through right now.Even if you think your life is not as good as it should be, you ought to be thankful that it’s not as bad as it could be! No matter how bad you have it right now, there is someone who has it worse and would willingly change places with you right now. And chances are that person is more thankful than you are. We must remember in all things to give thanks

Life is wonderful! It all depends how we view things from their perspective.  Most of the time, I had been into too many difficult times, but I should still be thankful, because without it, I may not be who I am today. Right now, I am facing another difficult time in my life. But, having it will be a remarkable event for this chapter of my book.  

I want to take this time to thank the ONE who had given me life, for those years he had given me.   I am also very sorry that I always forget to give thanks and put value on all of the things that he had bestowed. 

LORD, Thank you so much for I woke up another day. A day so special to celebrate.  Thank you for letting me enjoy life for many years. Thank you for all the joys and pains, laughter and sorrows and all the people you had given me to touch my life for the past years.