Sunday, August 12, 2007

Knowing and Actually Doing

Knowing and Actually Doing

Mankind often can discern of what is good and what is not. Sometimes, it is just that the spirit is strong but the flesh is weak. We know that exercising is good for us, but sometimes we just prefer lazing around at home doing nothing. We know that eating healthy food is important but we still feed ourselves with junk food. We know that drinking enough water is important but we still don’t drink enough. We know that having proper and enough sleep is important but we still sleep irregularly. We are not made stupid, we know many things, but the question is “do we practice what we preach?”

We know that failure is not the end of the world; it is just a part of learning process. When we face failure, we can either blame others, blame other things, but if we look closer, might the problem be within ourselves? Instead of trimming the leaves, isn’t it better if we can treat the root? Get to the source of the problem and resolve it once and for all. What is the use of a lesson if we gain nothing out of it? Then later we might face the same problem and the same regrets all over again.

“The fact that we are ashamed, crying, feeling defeated means that we still have conviction in our heart.” In a way, it is true. If we do something wrong and not feeling guilty, then more reason for us to spend more time to think about what went wrong. Having to live with our failures might be hard, sometimes it might seem like all eyes are on us. But even if we need to crawl, should we crawl till we finish the race?

Having many people around us, comforting us, caring for us when we face difficulties, that is good. But how many are willing to run the race with us? How many are actually willing to tell you straight that you are just not focus enough, that’s why you fail. How many will tell us what actually went wrong?

Faith without action is dead. Motivational courses may be able to push us to do something, to do better in life. But when we don’t persevere, don’t want to help ourselves, don’t want to work harder, don’t want to concentrate, then we better hope for a miracle.

Knowing what is right and wrong is important. But if we just know where the root of our problem is and not working towards to solve it, then the failure merely make us a failure. But if we are willing to make a difference, then the failure might be a lesson, a valuable lesson that will push us to higher ground, prepare us for tougher challenges.

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