Before Mr. World Philippines 2015 Sam Ajdani immerses himself deep into all the preparations for Mr. World 2016, he wrote down his thoughts in one Facebook update to share with all friends, fans and followers who have been following his life here in the Philippines till now. More than fifteen (15) years and still counting.
Allow me to share the following:
“Today as I sat down by the pool I reflected upon my life and its events so far. it was mid 2004 when I first came to Philippines and I have been calling it home ever since. I don’t know where to begin, but if I have to begin somewhere it would be my family, they recognized how important it is for children to be independent and so they sent me and my brother here to learn and experience on our own. the things I have been through ever since.. the joy, the struggle, the pain, are nothing but love. I have learned that there is a good in everyone and our job as people on this earth is to discover that goodness and bring it out. if you can make a person feel good especially about themselves, then you have done your job and made a positive impact.
I’m writing this because I feel like this is a way for me to give back to some people who follow my story.
If things have been tough for you and you are struggling to have hope for a better tomorrow, here is my message to you.. Believe in yourself and never underestimate what God is capable of. If you want things to change you have to begin with yourself. Go toward the direction of your hearts desire and happiness will find you.
There will always be people who would unintentionally drag you down because they don’t know their potential or lack the confidence to pursue their dreams. Encourage them, lift them up but never let their negativity affect you. After all, this is your path and yours alone. I believe we all came to this life with a purpose and somewhere deep within us we have a voice calling to us and telling us what it is we are here for. Listen to that voice only, because everything else is details. Do not pay attention to details. To have a clear mind it is vital to let go of the past and memories that weaken you. If you don’t move on it would be impossible to take a step forward toward the light.
No matter what this voice is telling you, find the courage to go in that direction. Once you do that, life becomes more meaningful, more beautiful, and worthwhile. Take a step today and let tomorrow take care of itself. Today you have the opportunity to do more, to give more, and to be more.
Believe in yourself, let go of all the material things and money. Make a decision to love yourself and then you will fall in love with the journey.
Always do the right thing. Live your life on ethics rather than rules.
As the rest of this road unfolds each and every day, as you take one more step, remember that there are people who love you, people who will stand by you. Remember that God is walking this path with you. When you are in this place fear and every other negative emotion will start to fade away. Learn to master your emotions and you will be in alignment with the universe and all its goodness. Once the magic happens you will start to feel the energy flowing within and around you.. This is when things start to happen for you and not to you.
It really is that simple I believe; but first you have to believe in yourself!