A Breeze of Good Deeds # 6: Lessons on Failure

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed today. Or should I say I have never woken up on the right side of the bed for months? There are times that I feel so low, so useless. There are days that I feel so lousy (and sometimes bitchy). I feel that I am supposed to be on another part of this world doing something more worthwhile. I am getting tired of doing the same things over and over again. It seems like I am trapped in a box and there is no way out. I have failed a lot of times and I just couldn’t find the strength to get up and put together the broken pieces of my shattered heart. I am disappointed at what I have become, and frustrated at where I am still right now in spite of all my hard work.

Every time I get a kick of temporary insanity, I google inspirational quotes and prayers to help me get through the day. But just like a recurring headache, I needed a stronger pill. Thank God for youtube! :) I hope that you can also feel the little hope that I felt after watching these.

I love the first one while everybody is going crazy with the BULILIT commercial. I remember crying when I first saw this. I thought kids don’t have the sense of failure but I realized they do. I envy this kid for knowing that there is still hope.

It is easy to say “NEVER SAY DIE! TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY!” I wish I still have a child’s heart to feel these things. But I learned something important from this cute kid. He was so close at making to the basketball team, but he didn’t. I initially thought the commercial would end with the kid giving his team a last second three-point shot that would make them win the basketball championship. It didn't end that way. It ended with him winning the declamation contest. Even if he was so close, he chose to let go. We might not get the good things we hope for maybe because we deserve something better. That’s something to ponder about. :)

The second is a NIKE commercial. This is a relatively old one but it made me understand that even the greatest people also fail. Nobody is immune from failure, not even Michael Jordan.

I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that it’s why I succeed. – Michael Jordan

The last one is unbelievable. It’s quite long. But believe me, it’s worth the wait. Consider yourself the numbest person if this does not touch a raw nerve. I started crying on the first half a minute of the commercial. This one made me really feel good. Just don’t mind all the hair blowing, it’s a shampoo commercial after all.

I ask the same question. Why am I different from others? I wonder why there are things that are so hard for me seem to be so easy for other people. She didn’t give up though she had all the reason to. She didn’t let go of the only dream she has. She was belittled yet she managed to make it big. So why am I different from others? Maybe, I am not supposed to be like them. I may be trying so hard to fit in, when in fact I can shine in my own way.

We can all play good music even if our violins are broken. :)


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