She who dares, wins

It's the last day of the week everyone (for me, at least), and although I feel like this is more for a start of a new week kind of post, I wanted to share this video today because we don't just need motivation at the start of everything, but all through out our journey. Maybe we need a little more push, maybe we need the last nudge to reach the finish line.

This is a video made by Mateusz M, and I saw this video at the right time, the right place, with the right person. I'm very lucky to be in a company where we can approach our leaders (not boss) at any time we want and they will talk and listen to us like a person and value our opinion. Our Operations Manager showed this video to us to empower our team during a time that I was feeling lost and it was reflecting on my metrics, and it just became one of my favorite motivational videos. every line touched me and well, empowered me. So much so that I have this saved on my phone and I watch it every time I feel low and like I can't do anything else to move forward, and believe me, it works.

Watch the video, and I'm sure you'll be able to take something from it.


The lines that really struck me were the following;

    So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.

You guys know what I'm currently, going through, and most of the time I can't help but wonder why I'm going through this, why does it have to me.. and the only answer I can think of is to have faith that the God and universe and whoever deity out there has a plan.

    And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.
    If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, and don’t settle.

I guess maybe this is why I feel like I'm always mediocre, because I don't love what I do.. I used to, and it paid off so well, but I fell out of love.. So I have rediscover that love and find my passion again, something that I'll be able to sustain (Hello, blogging :D).

    Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
    They somehow already know what you truly want to become.

Like what I said in a previous post, I already knew who I was, and I lost that, looking for something that I already had. Which doesn't make sense, but it does... right?

    At the end of your feelings is nothing,
    but at the end of every principle is a promise.

This got me thinking. What's a principle? What 's my principle? I've heard of this term since time immemorial but it seems like I don't even know what it is, or if I even have one.

Principle: a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior or for a chain of reasoning.

Hmm. So I guess my principle is Qui audet adipiscitur. She who dares, wins. This comes from the British Special Air Service, although their English version is just "Who dares, wins".

    Everyday you say “no” to your dreams, you might be pushing your dreams back a whole six months, a whole year! That one single day, that one day you didn’t get up could have pushed your stuff back, I don’t know how long.

This really, really, really shook me to my core. How many times have I postponed filming a video, or updating my blog, or even getting up to go to work and class? How many times have I done that and pushed back my dream? How much would I have accomplished if I decided to just do it instead of procrastinating. I've wasted so much time, but never again. This time I'll commit. Seriously.

    If you don’t discipline and contain your emotion, they will use you.

Oh, how many times have I used my feelings to validate getting off track or not going according to plan.. It's quite disappointing. But I will change and improve and I won't let my feelings get in the way of my goals again.

    You want it and you’re going to go all out to have it.


    Accept where you are and the responsibility that you’re going to take yourself where you want to go.

No more whining about where I am right now, and that I hate this so much. I have to accept that this is my place right now, but it's not my place in the future. I will move forward and push forward and exceed my goals.

    It doesn’t matter about what happened to you. What matter is what are you going to do about it.

I know, Mateusz, I know.

    This year I will make this goal become a reality.


As my OM said, he watches this whenever he's demotivated and when he doesn't feel like going the extra mile for us.. and after watching it, he feels the exact opposite. It makes him believe in us again and trusting us to reach our goals with him.

I hope this helps you as much as it helped (and still helps) me. Always believe in yourself, because you are unique and no one else can match your potential and capability.

Credits to Mateusz M, thank you for this wonderful motivational video. I'm a fan of your work now. :)

A shout out to my OM too, Mr. Jul Byron Labro! Thank you for all the advice and encouragement that you've continuously provided us. We, the Chat Pilipinas, are very lucky to have you as our OM. :)

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