Life Lesson A-Z: Failure.

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At times, we are just too coward of making mistakes. We are just too afraid of being looked down due to failing. We want things to turn out perfect, flawless and just you know perfect. Failures are just too hurtful that we avoid them so much.

But there are many great people who stood up from failure after failure and made a difference by what they have overcome. I believe that they were devastated at first, but they woke up, they got up from their failures and tried again, over and over again. They took risks of either failing again or succeeding. They took that opportunity to begin again, starting things all over again and overcoming their failures. They did not stop there as they found themselves failing, they kept trying until they are who they are right now. The most important thing, they did not only wake up and try again, they learned and they tried again better. They learned from their past, they learned from their failures. They did not let their failures knock them down, but they used them as the steppingstones to stand up taller and run faster.

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and the list goes on… and on…

are they not enough examples?

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Life Lesson A-Z: Extra mile.

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Lesson of the day: Mediocrity is too mainstream. Go that extra mile and excel today. Yes, that extra mile is never crowded, because too many people choose the easiest way.

Question for us, are we gonna go that extra mile today?

God helps us all. 🙂

-superriska

Life Lesson A-Z: Dancing in the rain.

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Lesson of the day: there are those rainy days in our life. When it is just to heavy to smile. When it is just too hard to see the silver lining. When the problems seem to have no way out. When those works are just too many while it seems like there is too little time to finish them all.

Stay faithful to what you’re trusted with. Endure. Curve a smile. Keep praying and just do something. Waiting for the storm to pass is not an option. You learn something. And after all, you’re alive!

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.  —Vivian Greene

Have a great day, people!

-superriska

Life Lesson A-Z: Chance.

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I remember one scene of the movie 13 going on 30, when Jenna Rink (portrayed by Jennifer Garner) asked her mom (portrayed by Kathy Baker),

If you were given one do-over, anything in your life, what would it be?

We have past. We have things in our life we regret doing. We make mistakes. We are simply human with all limitations. But there are those fatal mistakes and big stupid decisions or actions that we did in the past that we would like to erase or fix. Question like this is just too hard to answer because there are just too many things we would like to fix. There are too many mistakes we would like to redo. There are just too many things we would like to change.

Lesson of the day: there is no such thing as going back to the past. There is no such possibility to get back to the time that we can redo all the mistakes. It’s all too imaginary to think of any chance to ever get that. Now what? Stand up tall today. Nobody’s perfect, we all know that. Take your commitment to never repeat all the same mistakes ever again. There is nothing we can do about the past. But there is surely something you can do today. Forgive yourself. Seek forgiveness from those you have wronged. That’s your chance.

Be thankful of being awoken from your good sleep this morning. It’s another chance to do better. It’s another chance to be better. Get away from the shadow of the past. All the mistakes you’ve done in the past will have to teach you something and help you learn to be who you are right now. This is a new day, a new chance is given to you. Are you gonna take it?

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. –Psalm 90:12

-superriska

Life Lesson A-Z: Begin!

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That’s what Lao Tzu said. Yes, a thousand miles journey begins with one step. Lesson of the day: I will get nowhere if I don’t start walking. Well, I will never start walking till I actually wake up. Whatever brilliant goals I have today will turn out to be nothing if I don’t do anything. The same applies to all our dreams. Having big dreams are great. But having big dreams does not automatically bring us to our dreams. We’ve got to wake up. Begin today. There is no other better way to start something than to start it.

Have a great day, dream-catchers! 😉

-superriska

Life Lesson A-Z: Attitude

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Lesson of the day: things may not turn out as I expect them to be. This city will be hot as usual, I can choose either to keep complaining or just keep smiling, I will be sweating all the same. The works to do today will be as many as the other work days in the year, I can choose to do it cheerfully or grudgingly, I will have to do it anyway. Either way, I’ll get all the works done. But really, it takes a whole lot more energy to do things if I do it grudgingly. There are always options to choose.

What about you? You’ve got your own stuff to do today. But the lesson must be the same. It is your good day or your bad day, it depends on your attitude towards the circumstances.

Hoping you choose your good day today! 😉

-superriska