#8 Mini Victories

At this point in time, I am going through a neither-here-nor-there phase. I’m hoping I won’t be stuck in this phase for too long but in order for great things to happen, sometimes, sacrifices have to be made. In order to make room for the better and improved, I have to let some things go. I have some plans undergoing at this very moment and other than putting my best self forward and not lose focus, all I can do is hope for the very best.

A wise man once said, “Do your very best… after that, it’s out of your hands.

So that’s exactly what I’m doing. Right now, other than doing the best I can in all that comes my way and to continuously improve in every area of my work, I keep myself motivated by counting my blessings and my mini victories.

Which brings me to the purpose of this entry. I just received news that I was selected to shoot for an upcoming TV Commercial. It’s always great news to hear you get selected for a job especially after a two-month break from the industry and after going for 5-6 castings. However, this time… for me… it was especially gratifying.

Why? Because this job was from my very, very first (actually… my ONLY) casting… IN CHINESE. That’s right. I nailed my first job casting in Chinese!!! How awesome is that? The budget isn’t amazing and it’s just a TV Commercial… not a movie or TV show or any big budget production but it’s still a super win for me!

It is such a confidence booster because at least I know that my hard work is paying off! It’s so great to know that the clients actually believe in my Chinese speaking abilities. I’m not going to lie; I’m feeling pretty ecstatic right now. It is huge motivation for me to continue to work on my Chinese language proficiency.

Of course, I’m not even close to where I want to be but it’s so important to keep a positive mindset and in order to constantly fuel my drive, mini victories like these needs to be recognised and exploited. 

I will continue to pray for more wins like these to drive me and to give me the courage to sit through this roller coaster ride of life and hopefully one day, I’ll be able to achieve the biggest win of all. 

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