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Communication between people is the most essential skill, yet many of us seemed to be not good at it.
I remembered an incident between me and my previous business partner that made me felt frustrated way beyond my "I can still smile"- threshold after he proved how useless he was.
Why did I got frustrated, you may ask? Well..
For more than 5 months of preparations and meetings, he had not even started on the things he promised to do, and yet he kept giving me advice on how to do my part!
I was mustering all the strength I could to not slap him in the face, really. Instead, I pointed out all of his mistakes and unacceptable behaviors in a very sarcastic tone enough to make him feel attacked and annoyed.
What happened next was hard to swallow.....
With the ongoing issue about OkLet'sGo podcast being scrutinized for having contents related to misogyny, I have become more aware of who I mixed around with.
I feel somewhat guilty that it is a norm for guys to talk about a lady's "asset" as a form of a joke or a way to get a friend's attention. It all depends on what we value in life, I guess.
What we value in life are influenced by our surroundings, our upbringing, especially from our parents and people we hang out with all the time.
That is why it is crucial to take notice of who we regard as friends
No one usually shares their problems to the world, right? (Although, some people do that on Social Media). I am giving you a sneak peek of the struggles I went through while trying to find my calling or my passion. I hope you regard them as life lessons which you can benefit from and I pray that it does not happen to you too.
Here's one interesting fact about me. I'm one of those people you see on social media who appears to be doing very well in life and yet I was actually on the verge of bankruptcy and losing my mind.
Cool huh? Just keep on posting positive quotes, positive pictures, and the world thinks you're doing well in life! The whole world would fall for it!
Ok, it sounds like I've been lying to everyone about my life. I apologize for that.
But, I feel that it is not a lie nor a facade. I feel that we need to learn how to smile while embracing the storm if we wish to build a stronger self.
Trying to look at the bright side when it is pitch dark is hard, but that was how I managed to go through one of my life's greatest downfall.
Zaid Omar is the founder and writer of this blog. He is known for his passion in fitness and personal development niche. He values being the best version of himself with regards to his Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, and Spiritual aspects.