Don’ts of success: What to learn from a National Mock Board Exam 5th placer

By Ressty Sabales

If you hate failure, don’t aim success. The openness to accept failing, conditions your mind to understand the die-hard process of a genuine goal.

“Don’t be afraid to fail. Failures will push you to be better,” he says.

If you hate effort, you’re afraid of extra challenges. It hinders you from growing and stops you from becoming a goal-centered person. 

“Don’t just work hard, but also work wisely. It’s much better to always have the combination of both,” he says.

If you hate inspiration, hate your own selfish motives. In this world, knowing the purpose of your cause and to whom you’re making it will fuel the level of your satisfaction. 

“Don’t forget the reason why you have started it in the first place. This reminds you to keep on hoping and going,” he says.

And if you hate having faith, you’re too frail to succeed in a goal. In him, there is contentment and through him, there is true glory beyond recognition. 

Therefore, “Don’t force to balance things that are out of your control. Just know that God is in full control,” he says. 

These are the important “Don’ts” to remember from Christian Val B. Agustin, a 21-year-old BS in Accountancy succeeder who ranked 5th among the students all over the Philippines during the 2021  National Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (NFJPIA) National Mock Board Examination.

According to him, in this world full of Do’s, we also need to acknowledge the value of Don’ts as for him, the contrast of things to avoid is an essential matter to be dealt with. He said demolishing the hate of effort, failure, faith, and inspiration will be the hallmark of a true achiever.

In a message he said, “let’s sow the seeds of discipline today so we can reap success tomorrow. Our sweat and tears will be all soon worth it. Thus, all we need is to just never cease praying and persevering”.

Graphic by: Erika Grace Rebusora

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