Archives for July 2017

10 Things I’ve Learned from Failure and Adversity

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. ~ BuddhaIn the past six (6) months, I took three different professional (3) examinations, and fortunately, I’ve passed them all. After I’ve passed the third (3) examination, I’ve suddenly realized that I took and passed them all in the same year, when probably, in the past, I would have been really conservative or fearful, and take one (1) exam per year instead of taking it all once in six (6) months. And why would I delay it? Because of fear, the fear of failure and adversity. Failure and adversity, admittedly, still keeps me awake at night. Often, the fear of failure and adversity causes my inaction, to choose what safe and less risky. Fear of failure and adversity also causes me to be too controlling, the tendency to distrust other people. What I’ve noticed is that fear of failure and adversity results to lack of progress in what I do, distrust and unhealthy relationship. Taking and passing the three (3) professional exams happened … [Read more...]

5 Benefits of Self-Education

The ability to self-educate is probably one of the rare but most important characteristic someone must have to succeed in our time.Whenever I'm in my son's school, I can't help not to look on this signage: "All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten." The signage is like saying that most of the things we studied in elementary, high school and college are not as important as what we've learned in kindergarten.I came to realised recently that our school education just prepared us to be a good employees. We studied in school in general in order to adapt well to the society or community we live in. But if you really want to excel and succeed beyond the norm, you need to educate or learn beyond the regular "schooling", and that's through self-education. What is Self-Education? Self-education, for me, is the ability to continuously learn and discover new things beyond the regular school system or corporate and professional trainings.Self-education is by reading … [Read more...]