Wednesday, 16 November 2016

It’s Not Over: Failure Just a Beginning and Success is in the Making

I remember clearly the day in Sept 2015 when I would receive the kind of news that no students wants to hear.

“Miss Nur Ain. I'm Sorry, but you aren’t having your convocation on Oct 2015. You have to take another one subject which is 3 credit hours to complete your minimum requirements for your graduation.”

I was very devastated after that phone call. Its kinda hurt when knowing I will not having convocation with my classmate (BIS ICT May'11).I felt like all the life had drained out of me. Situations like these are hard to take, but you know what? It toughens you up. I'm glad that my parents, my friends always support me and give me strength to continue my studies till the end. They said better late than never.

06112016 -    Alhamdulillah. All praises be to Allah, The Lord of The World. Five years of blood, sweat, and tears and finally, I'm having my convocation day. First of all, I would like to thank Abah, Ibu because never give up to believe in me since my first day here in UTP, thanks for helping me work through my problems and for listening to me whenever I needed to vent. Thanks Abah, Ibu for making me smile or laugh whenever they saw I was down, for always checking on me to make sure I was okay especially during my hard time. It's because of both of you that I am standing up here today. I couldn't have done this without both of you. p/s: I love you both.

Looking back, I see it was all good, everything that happened. When I'm back to UTP for good (to finish-my-last-semester-obviously), I've met a lot of new people and gained some new friends. I've learn something important which is throughout life we will receive bad news and failure that will attempt to strip our confidence to the bone, but we can never allow that to happen. Failure just a beginning the path to success and a necessary part of our growth as human beings. Failure doesn't mean its over. Failure is something that stops and gets you nowhere. Do you stop moving, stop breathing, or stop living when things don’t go as planned? This body only stops when its heart stops beating. So every day it keeps ticking is another chance at progress. I believe that life is a giant learning experience and every pitfall and disappointment leaves us with a stronger foundation to stand on, as we begin again.

My dad always said that failure is only failure if you say it is. It only exists if you’re not willing to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and walk on. Besides, success depends on those struggles, those attempts, those defeats. Success requires that climb up. Success is a journey, it consists of every trial and triumph. Its makes you stronger and teaches you more about yourself. Failure is an opportunity to evaluate, do different and is better than the regret of not doing. Everything that happens contributes to a new awakening, a new way of life, a new way of being. We just have to see it as such. When we don’t stop at failure, we’re bound for success. So really, failure is success in the making. We’re always full of potential to do different, do more, and do better. Failure is what you thought you couldn’t be, what you thought you couldn’t do, what you thought you couldn’t have. Change that thought. Start looking at life in terms of what you can and will do from where you are, with what you’ve got right now.

Congratulations to all! Graduation is not the end, it’s just the beginning of the beautiful life that lies ahead of you. Happy Convocation to all UTPians. Best of luck for your future endeavors. Cheers!