December 29, 2017

Pain, Challenges & Obstacles Are Real. I am only human just like you.



I am only human just like you. I have dreams just like you. I have feelings just like you. Most of the time, you only see my successes. Hardly do you see my pain, challenges & obstacles that I had to overcome to get to where I am today. 

Yes I have my wins but more than my wins, I have failed more than I have won. Many war scars over the years from loving people whole heartedly, trusting them to do what is necessary but still being betrayed, manipulated for whatever the reason or excuses it may be. The disappointment is real and its never easy. 

I am only human just like you. 

Has it discouraged me to soldier on to make things happen to make a difference to make lives better? NEVER. 

This is because I have learned to let go and move forward with positive energy no matter what the situation. Anything can happen anytime and I have no control over it. But I am always in control of my attitude and what I do with what I have. 

I am only human just like you. 


However, I do believe that the sincerity of my heart’s intention can move mountains and I intend to continue doing so as pain, challenges & obstacles ONLY exist to make us stronger.  

42 comments:

sry haryane said...

Challenges & obstacles is come with package..pain, suffered & fail for those who took it as negative..

But Challenge & obstacles can be a direction to a good pathway for those who look it as positive..

Anonymous said...

The worst times can be the best if we think with positive energy.

**Jimi

JL Lai said...

Mr. Ernie,

It is very true. Pain.. Challenges.. Obstacles.. are there everywhere.
I can really feel the pain today... My lovely dog who accompanied me & my family for 15 years just passed away.. I was very demotivated especially the first day of going back to work but guess what? Life still goes on! We need to learn how to overcome it by paying all the focus to do what you suppose to do. We can't stop because of pain, challenges & obstacles.

It will be a great day! Happy New Year!

JL Lai

Nur Shairah Azhar said...

True boss. I've learned that when you try to control everything, you enjoy nothing.

Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of wanting to control over what you don't.

Thinessha Balan said...

I could totally agree with your statements Mr. Ernie.

In my point of view, there is no a sense of pleasure in winning without going through pain and challenges. If the journey to success does not challenge myself, I believe it would not change myself as well. Besides, trusting and believing on what we are doing will keep us apart from the negativity and unwanted dramas.

"Great achievement always need a hard work"

-Thinessha Balan-

Liyana said...

Every human being will face both successes and failures in life. I believe that failures are meant to teach us valuable lessons and challenge us to do better next time, while success comes after pain and hard work.

I also agree that we must always be positive and move forward no matter what challenges and obstacles we face. Indeed, it is true that pain, challenges and obstacles only exist to make us stronger. Hence, we must always be positive and keep our heads up.

Chan Kah Hoe said...

We all face obstacles in pursuing our goals, both professional and personal. Stick with it, as these 'bad' situations will mold our character along the journey to success.

Anonymous said...

The struggle we're in today are developing the strength we need for tomorrow.

-Shanthini-

putrilhea Abira said...

I would like to thank and share my gratitude for everything I've been blessed with since the time I joined this company. I've learned in my life that it's important to be able to step outside of the comfort zone and be challenged with something that I’m not familiar or accustomed to. That challenge will allow me to see what I can do and able to try new things. I believe that we all have a responsibility to give back. Thank you.

-rosmalia-

Rahul Stone said...

Moving forward towards a positive outcome would surely create multiple downfalls. However, we would certainly overcome those obstacles ahead of us with the right attitude and utmost sincerity. It doesn't always end with an agonizing pain as integrity is formed along the way to create a difference thus making life better.

Ivy said...

Achievement as of no value if it's easy to achieve.
People might not understand, but we must always believe it and make the dream come true even facing challenges & obstacles, because it is a part of the success journey.

Nicoline Natasha said...

Failure is part of life. If we don’t fail we will never be able to see our own mistakes and learn from it, and if we don’t try we will never change or succeed. Some of us are still fighting our battles but we are where we are today because we did not lose the momentum and enthusiasm despite the number of attempts we had and failed.

MY said...

Agreed with this statement. 2017 has been an eye opener to me and I have done some things outside my comfort zone. 2018 i have decided to do more and take massive actions to make my dreams and goals come through. There is something I have learnt from my Boss, Ernie Chen, we need to broadcast our actions loud so that ppl will hear abt it then take massive actions to make it happen so that ppl will see it happening too. Goal 1) Loose weight! :) stay tuned for the rest as it unfolds..

Raymond Thong said...

Everyone will definitely face challenges that will change a person's life to be either better or worse. The most important and valuable thing in the process is 'what we have learned' in order to overcome the challenges in our path to achieve the ultimate goal - SUCCESS. Do not give up during the path, but learn how to overcome and move forward.

Michelle Xinyi said...

I believe that we keep using the right way and the right attitude to do something, we will achieve what we want to achieve even though there are a lot of obstacles and challenges that we need to face.

STAY POSITIVE!!

Noorfa said...

Life is full of pain,challenges and obstacles. How a person pass through it or think of it will make them a strong or a weak person.

caven lim said...

Yes, I am agreed with you. Our dream is full of the obstacle, challenge and pain! We overcome it, we gain something. If we give up, we gain nothing at the end. Our war scars are the proof of the achievement.

Anonymous said...




we don't grow when thing are easy,we grow when we face challanges..
obstacle and challenges make us stronger by teaching us lesson,we need to learn
to pursue our dream..


-fauzi-

Carmen Lee said...

Thank you for the sharing Mr. Ernie

Believe in yourself and that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.

- Carmen -

Anonymous said...

Every human being is fragile to make mistake. However, we must overcome those obstacles for us to be successful.

Thank you boss for being inspiration.

-Fadelah-

Chloe Ang said...

People don’t succeed for no reason. We need to go through pain, challenge and obstacle and face with positive energy. Failures make us grow because no pain, no gain.

Happy new year, Mr. Ernie!

Ω̴žƔӑΩ'k ♥ said...

The challenges and obstacles only make us strong in future. Turn all the negative emotion and situation into positives, that would make us different than the others.

Mohd Razif Mohd Yusof said...

Its hard to really letting go. Especially when the lost gives big impact in our lives. If we did it positively, not give up and move on, we will get better.

Thank you.


Anonymous said...

Life challenges are courageously faced by only the positive mind. And a positive mind attracts positive energy, always. Let's keep moving Sir!

-Firdaus-

Joseph Choong said...

Thanks for sharing Mr. Ernie !

Agreed with no more about the success come after all the challenges and obstacles! I learnt this during our IMC period it might be very hard during the journey but when is the time for harvesting the result is CRAZY! Without the pain along the journey we wouldn’t appreciate and understand all the things.

So in this 2018 let’s moving forward to achieve what we want to achieve with the positive energy 🔥🔥

Peggie Woo said...

Comfortable will only make us feel lazy and not improve ourselves. Pain & Obstacle will make us become stronger and firm.

Would like to say thank you to Mr. Ernie.
Always share and motivate us with your own experience and knowledge. It's really helped me growth since the first day I met you.

Andrew Yau said...

Yup, life is just like this!

All human could be demotivated, but guess what?

We still have target to fight for, we can't sit there alive and do nothing.

Move forward and bring AWESOMENESS come over.

Make 2018 greater! Happy New Year! 🔥

Imran Musa said...

So many things will get us discourage, but without determination and perseverance, we won't be able to be where we are now. Challenges and obstacles ALWAYS will be part of the journey.

Ginny Seow said...

I believe everyone will face challenges and obstacles. Yes! It is pain but we gain.
The most important things are do not give up and trust the process.

In this one month time work in ATCEN, I really learnt a lot from the seniors.
Most of the people out there love December this "holiday month", think about holiday. For AEG, we think about focus and make every impossible become possible! Although is end of the year, we still get closures!

This is what really inspired me!

POHYI CHOONG said...

It is meaningless to live a life without any challenges and obstacles.

If we do not challenge ourselves, we will never know how far we can go and and never realise what we can become.

Kelvin Thong Jian Hao said...

Done is done! Life still need to move on, we cannot choose to escape because it is pain,tough and challenging! Pains make us stronger, makes us grow.

Break or break through, you choose yourself. Life is too short to be normal, take more challenge, gain more war scar, I always trust the process.

2018 is a good year for us, stay focused and bring the numbers in!

Thanks for everything sir!

Anonymous said...

Laughing faces do not mean that there is absence of sorrow. But, it means that they have the ability to deal with it.

-Ashikin-

Anonymous said...

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.

Afisha

Yasota said...



Struggles not only make us into stronger, better and wiser people, they also let us learn more about ourselves and our purpose in life.

Mohamed Fadzli said...

Yes. Well said Mr Ernie. Few years ago when my family was suffered with a huge debts because of my family business was bankcrupt and alot of loss occured and my first thought was “Why it happened to me and my family and we were struggle to eat for one time and it was this thought that followed me throughout my journey. It wasn’t until I was well enough to look back that I realized how much of my life was shaped by the debts.
Today, I am thankful for the struggles I endured, for the deepest lows I dragged myself through, and all the places my badness took me, good and bad. If not for this experience, I believe I would not be who I am or where I am today.
Today I am happy. I am happy with the life I live and the people I surround myself with even i'm settling my family debts. I am happy about my body and my eating habits, and I am happy to have survived.

Zainudin Telimik said...

The journey of a thousand miles starts from the first step ... Life needs a spell. sacrifice requires struggle. struggle requires perseverance. fortitude requires confidence. confidence also determines success. success will determine happiness. Your success drives others to succeed ...

Anonymous said...

We are all human, we should always learn from our mistake and think positively.
Always think that tomorrow will be better.

Ivy Ooi Suat Ching

luna yap said...

Without challenging, obstacle and pain in life, we as a human don't feel the improvement and will just stand on comfort zone and never move on.

Gym Jian Sheng said...

These few days I have realised a lot. I have made so many stupidities actions & decisions within a week. Even myself have no any idea what am I doing. Until I got a big tight slap.

I always have a feeling that what I am doing is right, after numerous of cases happened, I truly realised it is not. I have made a lot of horrible mistakes that make people feel disappointed and sad. I felt I am very very weak in everything i do. I always have the question in mind, did I really good enough to do what I do? Why me? I really can do that?

Until these few days happened, I made another big stupidity actions to hurt a person that I respect the most. After I realised what I did was really wrong, I am lost...The question came to my mind again, Did i really good at what I am doing?
I dream for these few days & I really feel sad on the things I did.

I don’t think an apology is good enough for me to compensate what I have done. My performance dropped, I felt down, I can’t even focus on my task. I started to doubt myself...

Until today, I met another 2 person. Both of them are my students also my club member.
They came and cried in front of me to explain how terrible they are and don’t know what’s their direction, facing family issues and financial difficulties...

I am very down & sad, at this junction. They came to me, I calm myself down and refreshed my mind to provide them a solution with encouragement to solve their current difficulties. I am not sure what I did can help them or not until I received a message after they left for an hour. A thank you note with their spirit of not giving up to face their challenges.

This made me awake and get back my energy to do what am I supposed to do. Everyone faced difficulties in their life junction. Yes, I did fell down. If I am not getting up, I will continue fell on that point and not moving and growing. What’s the point that I always share to the students, “If you want to improve you must learn to how face the challenges” and myself is not doing?

I have decided. I do not want to stuck there and I want to continue do what I am doing and make myself a better human being in this new year!

I sincerely apologise to everyone who I made you all felt disappointed and sad during the past. Hope you willing to give me a chance to improve myself. Thank you for all the lessons given and sorry for all the stupidities I made.

I will always remember,
Love people, use things.
Sorry Mr. Ernie. 😔

Cheryl said...

I remember before I study at PORTMAN, when I face any challenges the first thing I will do is CRY. I have no idea why I can cry so easily... It's funny.

But now I understand that all these pain, challenges and obstacles is what makes me stinger and better. The more the pain, the more I gain. Life is full of challenges, don't stop just move forward.
Trust the process!

H@J@R said...

Pain changes people.

Anonymous said...



Trusting someone and got betrayed are disappointed but we have to carry on with positive energy no doubt through challenges and obstacles.

Priscillia