Sunday, June 5, 2011

Be Careful What You Wish For.

It had been awhile since I last picked up a book and enjoyed reading it. Reading through my long reading list, I decided it was time for some chic-lit moment. And there it went, 'Be Careful What You Wish For.

All of us do have wish, perhaps I should say wishes. And everyday, you are pushed or guided to strive your best, hoping one day you will reach the dreams, a day of wishes come true. But is the wish what you want? I came across Eminem's song, of the same title, and I found a good quote.

'So be careful what you wish for
Cause you just might get it
And if you get it then you just might not know
What to do wit' it, 'cause it might just
Come back on you ten-fold'

I wish for a planned life, so it would be exactly how I want it to be.
I wish for a fairytale relationship, so I would be able to experience a lovey-dovey moment.
I wish to be successful and rich, so I can enjoy all the glory and luxury.
I wish the world to be in peace and harmony, so people can live in joy and satisfaction.
I wish to watch a tennis Grand Slam final and football match in Old Trafford, just to experience how it is like to be one of spectators to be viewed by millions on TV.
I wish to date a celebrity, well, it's more to a fantasy.
I wish to have a fantastic and healthy body.

But, but. The consequences lying along the journey of getting all the wants and needs, might be a bigger impact to you than the finale. You might risk losing a life, a friend, morality, happiness...

I know what I want, I know what I wish for. The inspirations like Li Na becoming the first Asian to win the French Open, 12 year old Youtuber playing sensational classical pieces, Cristiano Ronaldo achieving the PiChiChi award, high achievers gaining top academic honours, my idol purchasing cars and homes like how I buy food....

Inspirational people with incredible success, proves that dreams are achievable and nothing is impossible. And sometimes in order to get what you want, you just can't do what you want, at certain stage, you ought to do what it takes to win and make the best out of it.