on Brida, the novel

There’s a certain hour of the day when you say to yourself, “This is it for the day.” Even if you’d like to work just a little longer, and a little bit harder, you simply just can’t anymore. I hate it when I come to that point in my day. I feel so useless and pathetic. It’s like my train of ideas begin trailing off the moment the clock strikes 5:00.

One thing I realized though, it’s better to find some other things to do to take my mind off this terrible hour of the day, instead of sulking about my being unproductive. So i decided to blog, and to contemplate about Paulo Coehlo’s line in his novel “Brida”:

When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.

Do you feel defeated today with the amount of work left undone? Or with having to deal with stress-inducing relationship issues? Are you disappointed with your lack of zeal or enthusiasm towards work and life? Did the mistakes of yesterday get the best of you? Maybe when things become uncomfortable, it is a welcome sign that we are being pushed or lead to a certain direction we ought to take.

Change is good, even if it doesn’t feel so much so.

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