Take Chances, Aim High!


Nothing best describes my cowardice for not daring to aim high than the following:

Often I missed chances that could actually change my life forever, simply because I was ignorant or was afraid of the risks. Reading this is soothing as it reminds me of always taking chances, regardless of the circumstance.

19 thoughts on “Take Chances, Aim High!

  1. Thanks for writing this Subhan. It’a gentle yet important reminder.

    Speaking of going to the past, I remember a movie ‘Midnight in Paris’. One thing I take from it is that as much as we adore the past, people from any age have their own ‘imaginary’ golden age which is almost always the ‘past’. I believe there will be generation in the future that adore the 2000s as their ‘golden age’ for a reason 🙂

    • Yes, and if you’re referring to Indonesia, I am optimistic for that. Let’s strive for the greatness of Indonesia. 🙂 Indonesia becoming a major developed country? Why not! Indonesia becoming a superpower country? Well within our reach! If we transform ourselves as a superpower men and women, Indonesia will eventually transform itself into a superpower country. Let’s make it happens! 🙂

  2. Subhan, I took up your offer of exploring your blog the other day and I am amazed at what you have accomplised at such a young age. You’ve written a novel, created a blog and you’re a PhD candidate with ANU. I believe that your dream of being able to publish in English is something that is well within your capable reach.

    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~ Marianne Williamson

    All the very best for your future endeavour!

    • I shed a tear as I was reading this. Thank you very much for your kind and encouraging words, Ms. AnnTamtana. No one has ever shown their faith in me as beautiful as you are.. 🙂 They’re really valuable, and I do greatly appreciate them.. I would love to meet you in person, if you don’t mind. So if you live in Australia, I’d be happy to arrange a visit.. 🙂

  3. thank you for the great reminder, my friend. I needed to hear this today, so i am very grateful you posted it …nothing is a “coincidence”…:)

  4. I’m quite hooked with that Michelangelo’s statement…It really lays down the concept of our life……
    thanks for posting this…..

    • It gave me the same effect, too, brother. It did! Michelangelo is my favorite sculptor and I was happy the statement came from him instead of Raphael, haha,.. 🙂 Now aim, high, brother, aim high! Maybe something like, Pawan Hira for Nobel Prize in Literature in 2030? That’d be great! 🙂

      • Haha, you are tricking my ego to think for that, hahaha……well Subhan, we have to aim for the impossible then..right…
        and michalangelo had a subtle charm in his works, means he lived for the art of life and produced greatest works of beauty…..How nice it would be to time travel in those period ?….quite amazing it would be…aah, I’m again drifting into a dream, I really think I belong to an earlier age….lol….:)

    • I think it’d be amazing to time travel to Renaissance era. We could make a big load of travellers along with Yamyah and some other poets I know, don’t you think? haha 🙂 But yeah, with the dream, yeah, why not? If you produce more of those poems, I’ve got the sense that you could end up like Pablo Neruda.. 🙂

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