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From Our Readers: Here's the Truth About Your Weaknesses

Don't be ashamed of your weaknesses.
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Overcoming your weaknesses is not an easy feat at all. You can't leap or step on it. You should slowly walk and suddenly run to grab the prize. Tiring as it may be, but rest is beyond the finish line.

It feels like expecting a race in a track and field, but in reality it is a rough and tough road for everyone to take on. It is a road that has no trails left for you. It is a road where you should be the one leaving trails for the people that have to take your steps for. You won't know how long it will take you to reach the finish line. You are clueless if it is never ending or it will just force you to stop at one point. You won't know if it is something that will lead you to the trophy you've been fighting for. You won't even know if it is something that will lead you to a total breakdown.

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You won't know if it is something that will lead you to the trophy you've been fighting for. You won't even know if it is something that will lead you to a total breakdown.

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You've been imagining what your trophy would look like and how it would feel like. Yes, it makes you smile. It inspires you a lot. It gives you sunshine when the road is actually dark. You just accepted the challenge of life, so you took the race.

Suddenly, someone overtakes you. Someone is running rapidly, faster than you. You thought you were the fastest. You thought that you're outstanding. You trusted yourself too much. You were consistent, and you forgot accelerating because you believed that you're the only one who'll win.



Then you tripped because of a tiny rock. You thought it won't make any difference in your life, but it did. You stumbled, got hurt, and you can't stand at all. The vision of your trophy started to get blurry. There's no hand to hold so you can stand again. It felt like the world betrayed you. You regret taking the road. You regret running for your life.

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The vision of your trophy started to get blurry. There's no hand to hold so you can stand again. It felt like the world betrayed you. You regret taking the road. You regret running for your life.

You only thought of giving up but in your heart, you know you'd want to stand up again because that is what life is for. Life is for standing straightly, walking gently, and running rapidly if you needed to. You know you got what it takes to finish this race. You're finding the strength to endure again. And this time, nobody can steal that strength away from you anymore. It's enough to carry you through life.

Weaknesses are just areas for improvements, so don't take your wounds seriously. You know it will heal quickly because you are strong. Get back to your goal and focus on that. Use your heart as a foundation for your passion. Use your voice as a melody for encouragement. Use your whole body as a weapon for accomplishing dreams. Use your spirit so you can be fearless.

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Don't be ashamed of your weaknesses. Without them, your strengths won't be harnessed. While your strengths give you weapon, weaknesses equip you. Because as we all know this is what life is all about; it happens with repetition but continues with transition. It is a surprise shift that your life has given you. 

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A Simple Learner Who's a Great Pretender

Maybe I'm just a learner, not a weirdo. A learner that knows how to listen and pretend. A simple learner who's a great pretender. Pretending to be slightly dumb enough not to be judged and criticized by those who do not appreciate my existence. We surround ourselves with people who's levels are either beyond or below our intellectual behavior, because as for reality, people may use you either for their success or your downfall. Since then, people tend to judge someone who has an intellect with things they shouldn't be. Making them a criticizer, and most of all, calling them weird.

Honestly, I'm one of this "weirdo" who actually loves to learn things, and for the record, I'm bullied and stressed out for making myself not to learn more and go with the flow to dumbness I had. Have you ever feel being assigned to some task where you know every process to make it easier and faster to finish but turns out to hesitate to voice out because some of your mates put themselves in charge. There are times where I know what to do, what to say, or how to react, but kept myself silent and pretend not to know anything that may help us. Maybe it's a good thing to just go with their ideas and learn from their perspectives, but sometimes you can't control it and says something, and once again called to be a weirdo and let you finish the work by yourself.

It's annoying that you only know one process yet they gave you the whole work and let you finish it by yourself because they insist that "MAGALING KA DIBA?". It's not your fault being an intellectual person, knowing such things that may help you to pursue your dreams, and have the basic knowledge about something. You don't need to know everything, just the basics. And as for those people who do not appreciate your existence, let them be and continue what's the best for you. In some cases, you'll be annoyed by this but most of the time you'll be thankful for it. Not for now but maybe later. Just be yourself either a weirdo, a great pretender, or a simple learner, and always remember to lower your voice and behavior because no one loves that.

Just be a great pretender not to hear any runts and be a good learner that appreciates everything. It's out of nowhere thoughts of mine, but simply I leave you this my favorite life quotation; "Don't introduce yourself, Let your success introduce you"

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