Assalamualaikum and hye:)
how was your puasa so far? for me... Alhamdulillah.. tahun nie x selapar macam tahun-tahun yang dulu..ayat macam tahun2 sebelum tu perangai melantak aje (-_-')
don't know where to start because i think this post will be quite serious, i guess. have you ever think about what is your purpose in life? most people will have quite similar reasons.. to name ; to be success in life, to be happy with the one we love, to be showered by the bless oh Allah, etc. and i know it is good when we have those purpose as it somehow give strength to motivate ourself to be better.
but seriously,do you actually depends on your purpose of life or just keep on compete with other ? in other words, jealous makes you a better person. well, if it is.
i found it is quite difficult to put this in words. things keep on lingering in my head but i just couldn't find the right words. hopefully, i will find it by writing in my dear blog.
i don't know about other people, but for me competing is a must. it is not necessary with other people, our own self sometimes could be the biggest competitor. To be frank i live my life competing with my own sel. i do not really care about other people competing each other. for me, setting my own benchmark, actually never eist? because once we've passed it, then we set another benchmark which is higher than before. it is like.. a never ending process.
then i found myself very workaholic. which is good. and it comes with a package of anger and temper. which is not. that good.
after a while i realized that sometimes i need to stop and appreciate. be happy of what we have. stop competing ourself with anyone. He gave us to reach for a certain level for a reason. we never knew it was only a test from Him if we're too busy setting the benchmark or competing with others. so stop. analyze.. and appreciate things around us. for instance, being rich is not the solution of all problems. some people may have fewer money but their life is full of love from the family. some people may have fewer money but they still manage to lead a successful life. another example, always being the last in class doesn't mean it is the end of your life. maybe it is time for you to seek your innerself and let yourself do things that you actually love. or maybe, this is the last stage for you to keep on standing before you finally reach your ultimate success. well, good things come to those who waits, doesn't it?
the truth is.. we are happy with what we have :)
i did not said that we should completely stop competing is only for a while, a short break to appreciate and smile. to fill heart with small good things to be remembered along the way to success.