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13 Nov 2018
  • Eric Feng

IT HURTS....


On Tuesday evening, I signed up for a badminton game with a meetup group. I have never met them before but I thought, "Heck it, I will go and make new friends."

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Turned out the players were really good. So good that I got trashed very badly. I took it in my stride as my game partner (a financial advisor too!) gave me a lot of pointers.

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At the end, the organiser came to me and said, "You are not playing at our level. So I am sorry. You can't join us in the future."

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"OUCH."

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Gotta say, it has been a while since I face such a painful rejection. Well at least when you tell me you get rejected the next time by a stranger at roadshow or worse, from a close friend or family member, I can tell you that I FEEL YOU!

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My game partner felt bad for me. So did my coach when I related the story to him.

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In his words, "They are so mean..."

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Well yes, the organiser could have put his words a little more kindly but the fact is I am really not playing at their level. That's honest feedback.

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Question is am I going to go into denial, play victim or own it?

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And as you probably have guessed it, I chose to OWN IT. Uncle Ben from Spiderman says "With great power comes great responsibility". I think otherwise.

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I think, "With great responsibility, comes with great power!"

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By taking responsibility for my incompetence in badminton, I have now empowered myself to work at it a . I am even more committed now to work at this game. Not that I am going to compete or anything but I really enjoy this process of becoming a beginner again.

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Yes it hurts, both physically (I am turning 37!!) and emotionally but pain is weakness leaving my body.

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I hope my little encounter will inspire you today and better yet, for your entire career. It is OK to fall as long as you FALL FORWARD.

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In time to come, you will get good! I know that for a fact and I just want you to know that I am here (always) rooting for you!

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Help me share this with someone who needs an encouragement too.

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If a farmer wants his tree to bear fruits, he does not focus on the fruits. He focus on the soil, the water and the sun.

Likewise if you want your social media tree to bear fruits (likes, shares, views), focus on the soil, the water and the sun.

Eric

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