August 2, 2018

The Day After Tomorrow Will Be Beautiful.


WHY ME? Why do I have to face all the challenges, obstacles and difficulties in my life?” 

This is often the question we ask ourselves when nothing seems to be going right for our life. One of my biggest challenge was to find a way to leave Malaysia to get an education from USA with no money & not very good SPM results (I did my STPM but I failed all 4 subjects but got an A for my Art). I achieved that. 

Next was to find a way to survive alone in a foreign land and to complete my studies. I achieved that. It was never easy but I never gave up. I just kept on going and going till I graduated with my Bachelors in 1996 & Masters in 1998 from WKU (my graduation pictures) and today pursuing my Doctorate. 

You see, challenges, obstacles and difficulties will always be there in our lives. The question is how do you take them as opportunities for your continuous growth and achievements to build character. 

As the famous quote by Jack Ma,"Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be beautiful." This is what I believe and live by. I wish you all the very best in everything that you do. 

53 comments:

-FathilFarish- said...

Agree Mr Ernie. All things came is not easy. Always focused and productive to get a results.

Nur Shairah Azhar said...

Everyone moved along at their own pace. Don't compare your beginning to someone else's middle. As long as we can focus on staying positive, keep improving ourselves and never give up, we will be where we wanna go. Go ATCEN and PORTMAN!

Kelvin Thong Jian Hao said...

Thanks for everything sir.
Life is beautiful, we are the one who decides our life.
Stay focus and never give up! Only rainbows after rain, the sun will always come again.

Clement Choo said...

Agreed! What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger and wiser.

Andrew Yau said...

Correct, everyday at beginning stage seems like so tough, but choose not to fear on it.

Bring the challenge on and make it greater. Yet, you will be successful but not a person who quit all the time.

Winner always tried one more time! 😊

Beyond awesomeness!

Ginny Seow said...

I faced a lot of obstacles in the past 20 years, although it is tough but it makes me stronger.

Face and overcome the obstacles, challenges, and difficulties. It will definitely make our life become greater and better.

Seng Meng said...

"Why me?" It's good that it happened to us but not on the others. When obstacles, head cracking problems happen in our life, it's a sign for us to become successful.

When the "Why me?" strikes into our mind, we should tell ourselves, "Because I am the chosen one to become successful, so the universe wants to challenge me if I'm worthy for it, now giving me something to solve. If these crackhead issues can be solved and overcome by me but not by someone else, then I have a bright future loh!" When there is a problem occurring around us, we should that the initiative to solve it. Be a solution provider, not trouble maker, don't dwell on a problem but solve it.

We don't know what will happen tomorrow, but we must always work harder to make sure tomorrow is a beautiful day, even if it's not, we make the bad day a good day ourselves.

Thank you for the sharing.

- Adam Wong

Anonymous said...

Inspiring!

Thank you.

-Lola Zenal-

shiu kuan said...

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going”

Just imagine a life without challenges and difficulties, a life with everything going smooth all the way from the day we were born till the day we are gone…how monotonous and meaningless it could be.

However, only the tough survive, and the fighters stand high. There can be miracles when you believe, and there’s always a rainbow after the rain.

Thinessha Balan said...

Thank you for the wonderful sharing Mr. Ernie!

I always believe that for me to succeed in anything that I do, I need to go through certain failures first. The failures which will be hurtful and tough at first, will later remind and guide me to golden opportunities. I did overcome certain challenges and difficulties with just a SMILE in my face. I know the fact I am faking it but I believe the beautiful smile of mine helped me to hide the pain I went through and made me stronger each and every day.

Smiling is the best way to face every problem, to crush every pain and lead to success!

Mawardi Abdul Hai said...

Always strive to be better than yesterday. That is how we can get a great, big and beautiful tomorrow. Thanks for the sharing sir.

Nicoline Natasha said...

Thank you Mr. Ernie for always findings ways to motivate your employees through your life stories, struggles and where you are today, a well established individual. You are the kind of person who would swim out to your ship if it doesn’t come in.

Everyone has a different approach on how to overcome challenges and obstacles in their lives. As for me, calm water runs deep and that is exactly me. I am not saying that I am dangerous but it relates to how I handle certain challenges in my life, I may seem quiet but I know I am capable and that leads to my success.

How you handle the challenges of your life will define your life!

Priya said...

I have always stood by my belief that the most amazing things in life tend to happen right at the moment we’re about to give up. It does not matter how slowly we go as long as we do not stop because mistakes are the proof that we’re trying. So, wake up, have faith, accept your mistakes, keep your head up, give yourself glory and win the day.

Thank you Mr.Ernie for the constant motivation.

Aziean Baharom said...

We all have our own challenges and obstacles, these will make us being a better person in life if we keep fighting.

~ Thank you for sharing Boss ~

Fadelah Daud said...

Agreed!! and thanks for the sharing.

If you want to be successful, "give up" your excuses.

Noorfa said...

Yes. Indeed LIFE is full of obstacles and challenges. Each individual have their own way on facing issues. It is either they run away from it or they go overcome it with determination and a positive mindset. I am responsible for the direction of my life. Those who "Never Give Up" definitely will see a beautiful day at the end.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the sharing, Mr. Ernie. Everyone faces their own challenges in life. One thing I have learned from all the challenges I've faced in my life is that, no matter how hard life hits you, it always gets better :)

-Liyana

Loshini Priyaa said...

Thank you Mr Ernie for reminding us that we are not alone in this world, facing challenges everyday.

Because the day after tomorrow will be beautiful.

Unknown said...

Agreed, obstacles and challenges will happen in everyday. Not everyone can overcome the obstacles. When the problems come, most of the people will start to blame or give excuses.

Thanks to Mr Ernie always advise and guide us from zero till today. We really learn a lot and applying to our life.

nur diyana said...

Thank you for sharing a meaningful moment, Mr. Ernie. As we know, success will not come easy but we must strive to pursue success without giving up. I hope this article will inspire people out there especially for Gen-Y. Do not despair, because we believe we can do it!

Rosmalia Sabi said...

There are many things I've desired that I haven't always gotten but I'm blessed to be part of a team who helps to make me look good and they deserve as much of the credit for my success. Now it is a responsibility for me to give back. Thank you for the support.

-rosmalia-

Anonymous said...

Everyone wants to be successful. Our paths may differ, the experience we gain throughout our journey may differ. How we do it doesn't matter, how long we take to do it doesn't matter. Our determination and sense of goal will take us places beyond any of our dreams and hopes. Mr. Ernie, your path to success, despite being full of hurdles, is a super inspirational one. Looking forward to strive under guidance and leadership.

-Malathy Muniandy-

Sri Rangjini said...

It's a great sharing Mr.Ernie.

Like said challenges, obstacles and difficulties will always be there in our lives.These are part of our everyday life.They make us stronger and without them life becomes somewhat meaningless because we have nothing to compare the good times to . Keep the good and throw the bad ones and never forget to stay always positive.

Sry Haryane Mohd Nor said...

Nice sharing Mr. Ernie!

The brick walls are there for a reason.
The brick walls are not there to keep us out.
The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people. -Randy Pausch

A challenge only becomes an obstacle if we think that it is obstacle.

Norhafizah binti Mohd Rupi said...

Everyday is a battle

Life is my battle song

This little poem
is my battle cry

Crying out to
the thousands
who feel my pain
and know I'm
not insane.

a.bentley
08/20/2015

* When you are down for nothing, God is up for something!

Thank you

Anonymous said...

Betul tu Encik Ernie. Saya yakin segala kesusahan akan menghasilkan kejayaan.

-Kak Nor ( Cleaner)-

Anonymous said...

Wonderfully said. Very inspiring and motivating.

-Atiqah-

Joseph Choong said...

Thanks Mr. Ernie for the sharing.

This remind me that you always share with us what we feel every single day when we wake up, it affect our whole day. Mindset is the critical part where it affect our whole body, then our whole action affect the results... It is just like a chain reaction. I then now have a solution/ key for myself.. get my mindset correct & things are always both side! It is totally up to you how you live your day.

Once again thank you sir.

hani suriani fauzi said...

Sir, this is the most inspiring blog and wonderful sharing!!

Challenges/Obstacles/Difficulties is just a word, but the way we handle it is important. It shows who you are and the strength that you have. Nothing comes freely and of course, we have to pay for it.. Pay with our work hard and patience..

Mr.Ernie, thank you for the chance..

Mohd Razif Mohd Yusof said...

Yes. Need to keep on going. After every storm, if you look hard enough, a rainbow appears and bad days only last until you seek the good within it.

Anonymous said...

Learn from the past, plan for the future and live in today.. Thanks for the sharing Mr Ernie

- Hakim Shakir

Sammi Lai said...

We just need to look at it in a positive way, I always believe that we can grow the team, the organization stronger & bigger together.
Thank you Mr.Ernie, for the sharing.

Anonymous said...

The problems in our life are not only to be solved,
but to be learned and experienced as a reality.

Thanks for the sharing Sir.


_Ashikin_

dilla muhamad said...

“Dark times lie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right.”

This is one of my favorite quotes from the 4th movie of Harry Potter. You see, our life is full of options. But it always depends on us how to make the choice.

The easy choice will give us an easy way of life. No stress, no problems, no adventures. But it is surely boring, like a living zombie.

However, the right choice sometimes seems impossible to be done. And sometimes it will makes us want to give up. Everyday got a headache and stress. But when we succeed, it will definitely make us to work more and harder. Surely the day after tomorrow will be beautiful.

Thank you for sharing your journey Mr. Ernie!

-Dilla-

Umi Nazira Rafie said...

Nice sharing Mr. Ernie.

Throughout our life , we may face different obstacles and different challenges of all different type. However , if our path is not paved with any obstacles and challenges in life,it will lead us to nowhere. Hence , use the pain of struggle to shape ourselves to become more determined.

Thank you.

Rahul Stone said...

The challenges that I have undergone as an employee at PORTMAN College has changed my view in achieving greater heights. Every single assigned task has opened a huge difference in myself playing a pivotal role in contributing towards the organisation growth. As for me, I have found a way to handle the obstacles faced and now I am cruising my way towards fulfilling it.

Michelle Xinyi said...

Every challenges, obstacles and difficulties are good for us.
It is because we can learn how to handle and overcome it.
We can keep growing and moving fast when we are able to handle it.

Never give up easily, believe in ourselves, the world will be beautiful someday.

Azeira Ahmad said...

Good sharing. Thank you

Unknown said...

We need to be thankful for all the challenges and obstacles we are facing, because they will build our strenghts and character

platinumfreeriding_associate said...

Thank You for sharing,jerih perih akan hilang bila kemanisan dirasai kelak...
I learn a lot from you Mr.Ernie.. When everything lost from,you come as a HOPE....

Anonymous said...

If you want to achieve something, just dont give up on it.

-Afisha

Anonymous said...

Nice Sharing Mr Ernie.

Good knowledge.

Thank You
-Faisal-

Anonymous said...

You are the only one who really knows what you want from life.
You are the only one who really knows if you are on the right road for you.
Sometimes, life leads you down a different road.
At any time, it is okay to decide to change the road you are on in life, take a new direction, and follow a new trail.
Your life does not get better by chance, but it gets better by change.
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
Someday, you will see that in the waves of change, you find your true direction...

Thank you for sharing your journey, Sir.

- Noraini -

Chloe Ang said...

Life will not go as smooth as you think. Take challenges and difficult as the opportunity for us to grow and build competency.
Thank you for sharing, Mr.Ernie!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing Boss.
Segala usaha akan membawa kepada kejayaan.

- Rosli

Yasota Kalimuthu said...

Thank you for the sharing. Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

JL Lai said...

It is very true that the challenges will always be there in our lives.
But I have learned this from you and through my life experiences. When we face challenges, do not avoid it. Find ways to solve it. Nothing is impossible. When you say that it is impossible, it is your mind telling that it is impossible. Change your mindset and you will be able to overcome anything.

-JL Lai

luna yap said...

Challenging in life to make us grow faster and became a better person. Never give up is the best solution to achieve what we want. Noting is impossible.

Thank you Mr. Ernie for sharing.

khairul ikhwan said...

Thank you share bos..good knowledge for me

-khai

Sharmila said...

Never give up, and be confident in what you do. There may be tough times, but the difficulties which you face will make you more determined to achieve your objectives and to win against all the odds.

Thanks for sharing Mr. Ernie.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing Mr Ernie.
i have learned a lot from you. Thanks again.

- Shahmir


Ivy said...

Problems, challenges or obstacles and difficulties always happen in all the times and every moment. All the problems will have a solution, but most of the people always focus on the problem instead of giving the solution.

Focus on providing a solution and never give up.

Thank you.

POHYI CHOONG said...

Obstacles and challenges that we faced will only with us TEMPERORY. But the goals that we achieved after gone through all the challenges will stay with us FOREVER.
What we need to do is "Tahan" until the end. Until we see it really happen.
雨后就是彩虹。