Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The average 70%

Through my time serving in the societies, I have seen and met with a lot of people, various types, background and characters. I've learned to sympathize and build empathy for the people who are less blessed than me. But, not a lot of people think like me.

I can't say that I'm a smart person. I got an average brain, average grades and average skills. There is a lot of people like me out there, around 70% of the world population. That's a lot of competition, consider there are 7 billion people in this world (70% means that you have to compete with 5 billions people). We can't compete with the smart 10% of the population, they are outstanding, when we are gathered in one room for an interview with one of them we're look like a donkey. That's why if we want to raise our level of welfare took us a very long time, like 20 years/ 30 years something. There are even some of us who couldn't prosper even after that, I've seen some of the examples, a whole life spent struggling.

You can see that nowadays a lot of people trying to be famous and rich by losing respect. Well, I kinda understand. In order for people like me who have big ambitions in their mid 20s to be acknowledge or stand out over the crowd, they resort to something shameful or controversial.

Well me ? I prefer to use the ordinary way, using the ladder of hard work and career. It's not easy, I can say that I have spent a considerable amount of time putting resume, doing interviews, and getting rejected. But doing so, giving me a chance to meet with a lot of smart and great people. Some of 'em are a blessing, they are willing to teach and guide you, didn't close their eyes and look down on you. But some of 'em are just an ass, they are lack of empathy and compassion. Maybe they've been blessed with easiness in their life that they can't feel the harsh life of people around them.

Life isn't fair, do not expect sympathy from others. No one can help you but yourself, be your own hero.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Science of Never Give Up

Hey guys, It's been a long time since I posted something. Actually I made a lot of drafts but just too lazy to edit it or complete the draft. But here is something that I thought absolutely needed to be posted.

So I read this one article from Elite Daily and the opening paragraphs are so true that it's just hit me so hard.

"Unemployment is terrifying. It’s a state of limbo that makes it impossible to stop deliberating over the future. 
In a society that celebrates wealth and often judges people based on their profession, unemployment feels like a curse.

The worst part of being unemployed is all of the rejection. The endless cycle of cover letters, résumés, interviews and impersonal “you didn’t get the job” emails chip away at your self-esteem. It’s easy to feel like there’s no point to any of it."

Yeah, I've been there. In fact, right now I'm still in that cycle. There are few times when I got accepted to an interview with the company that I really want to work with and when I thought that my chances are high to be accepted, things just went south.

It really break me.

I don't know where to find answers of how I failed, when you asked the HR, they will only reply with
"Whilst we make every effort to provide feedback, due to the high volume of applicants for this position, we are unable to communicate specific areas of improvement to every candidate."

So, I'm f*ck up. I don't know where the mistakes are and when there's another interview, I don't know where to fix. So once again I will fail.

But, that's not the point, the point here is to never give up. Right now, I might not be as successful as Steve Jobs or Jack Ma, yet. I'm still at my lowest point here, but I ain't giving up, one day for sure I will stand side by side with them. wish me luck.

"When life throw you out of balance, it will add more weight in your wisdom scale."

Quick tip :
A good cover letter can help you land more interviews. So pay more attention to it. ;)