I first read 'something' about Job (which catapulted him in my best achiever list) was during our usual family dinner at Jalan 3/3a. Ayah asked me if I have read Job's speech which he addressed at a graduation ceremony in Stanford University. I said "no" and that was when Ayah gave me a copy of Job's speech. Although I'm not sure whether the speech was given on the fly or if he wrote the text himself or his highly paid secretary wrote it, but I know one thing for sure. It was one great, impressive piece of speech that summarises his life of falls and achievements in such an excellent way that anyone who read it felt good, really good.
Two days ago, I was again encountered with one good article which somewhat related to Job. It's title - "Lesson to be learned from Apple". And just like Job, one of the lesson that he highlighted is the importance for one to "fail wisely".
Many of us tend to be taken aback when something didn't go as planned. I know I have. All in which left me with dark eye circles because of my silly long hours of crying. Although Daddy pointed out that "it's not the end of the world", for some reason I just kept continue crying. Huhuhu... As I grew older, I began to see failure differently. I was lucky that Islam has provided us with the Sixth Pillar of Iman - Belief in the Divine Will (be it good or bad). I began to understand and learned to accept things even when it didn't happen the way I wanted. And so after having read Job's speech, I've put it together and realised that indeed what ever happened to us, happened accordingly to teach us something new along the way.
The thing about 'being successful' that I learned through out my almost 25 years of living journey experiences and of course through reading is, "success is not measure on the outside, but comes from within". You don't need to see someone who is able to pursue his/her study to a higher degree of education as being more successful than you are. At the same time, you don't need to have higher paid job to prove to others that you are successful when deep inside you loath your current job. All you need is for you to achieve what you think would be best for you. That would be your greatest success.