November 07, 2007

What do i Know About Success

I always thought that I know enough about success; that I have tasted its sweetness, and felt the pride it generates flowing through my veins, that gives an unusual feeling of ecstasy and amazement for the ability to overcome any obstacle no matter what it is
... I thought I know about this magical word that we chase in the desert of life… and vanquish our thirst for accomplishment…

I thought… yes I thought… Until last Sunday!!!

Dear Readers and fellow bloggers

That glorious Sunday was my graduation day, in which I have been granted my MASTERS DEGREE WITH MERIT, finally after three long years of hard working nights, and long waiting days.

You will never imagine my happiness and pride in that day… and I realized that the feeling of success I use to have is not the real thing, it was a shadow, a tasteless clone, a fake copy … but the true thing was felt that Sunday at my graduation ceremony followed by the wonderfully organized reception …

That day, showed me different aspects of success… aspects that shine like a twinkling star in a dark sky… a star that is so far away, which cannot be reached but with a dream ship, equipped with will, and stubbornness to carry on... I realized that success is just like walking through the gates of heaven, you had to suffer for a long time, till you are worthy to enter, and enjoy its blesses, and festive as heroes

They say “no pain … no gain” those few words don’t just explains how to achieve success, but carry wisdom for those who can read between lines… pain, the feeling we try to run from and avoid during the course of our lives, the feeling that strike us with no pre-notice, is the same that we practice, in order to gain

I dunno why I remember now the last scene in the movie morgan ahmed morgan… when he was chosen to say the graduates’ speech… he said that now by education he owns the world

That day, I felt I owned the world... I stepped into heaven... I reached a star and put it in a necklace around my neck

Success for me is not just about the master’s degree, it carries for me a deeper meaning, it is about:

My will and strength to carry on

Believe in myself and my ability to do anything

Believe in NIKE motto “Just Do It

Accomplish great things

To Inspire and being inspired

Give a helping hand to myself and others

Deny the myth that we have limitations in doing things

Make others proud

Reaching a milestone that will change my life

Generate feelings of strength and happiness

It is all about success… real feeling of success… the success that we know we have earned it, and not just another word in our record

Congratulate me o! Dear ones. For today… I own the world… today… I am successful

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Celebrity for a day

That great day, I was a celebrity, everybody is looking and smiling to the graduates, wave hi to them, take pictures for them, and wanna take pictures with them … standing to take the group photos while ten photographers are taking pictures for us… it was a marvelous feeling

The best part was when the families met their sons and daughters after the ceremony with tears, and smiles, and beautiful flowers… while the eyes are twinkling with one word : “you make us proud

Yes I made them proud

And I changed my life with my own hands

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And that is what I know about success :)


finding mimo said...

And proud you make them, and proud you should be,
for i see your accomplishments go far beyond that and much more, your success as you mentioned goes deeper than that, you also mentioned it was a shadow, fake, and now it's the real thing and it's nice to see you are walking through the gates of heaven, congratulation princess of the written words, and i have a feeling soon we will congratulate you for another achievement.

He & She said...

Yaaaah, Bravo, bravo, bravo. Ahe del el akhbar el 7elwa. Good for you, 3o2bal el PhD. I know you will get it too. Tomo7ek kebeer. I know it is a hard work, lot of reading in the texts anf journals a lot of expenses for the thesis, I know. I passed through all that. That is why I announce it out and loud BRAVOOOOOOOO ya MISS. Something that doesn't honor you only but honor the whole generation with you. La2 ba2ah, dana anzellek masr wa ne3mel 7afla

The Alien said...

congratulation dear Egyptiana

a Dreamer with feet on the Floor said...

Congratulations 4 the MA///and near in shaa2 Allah we will congratulate U 4 the ph.D.U analysed the Happenes and being Proud that U made Ur own beloved B happy....U describe some how what was my feeling when I have got my ph.D ..while I was abroad alone....I would do any thing that my beloved B with me at this moment..2 make them happiness was incomplete as I was a lone..
waiting 2 read more good news from Regardes

Anonymous said...

ألف ألف ألف مبروك ياجميله ايوه كده فرحتينا
ربنا يوفقك دايما و فعلا حلي حاجه النجاح بعد تعب و نشوف المجهود المبذول بيؤتي ثماره

احساس باللذه لما بنحقق اللي كان نفسنا فيه و اكيد الطموح لا يقف عند الحصول علي شهاده بل تكون تلك الخطوات بدايه لخطوات جايه مليانه تفاؤل و امل
ربنا يسعدك دايما و يوفقك و ألف مبروك من هنا لحد السنه الجايه علي النجاح و انشاء الله دايما يارب ناجحه و سعيده

Shimaa Gamal said...

Mabroooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooookkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Miss Egyptiana "Trapped Soul" said...

Dearest Ever finding mimo

princess of the written words !!

oh dear... such a lovely precious name you called me with ... a name that i carry as a beautiful crown ... that shine over my days

thanks for your warm greetings... and ensha alah an even better news is on the way :)

my warmest regards, and wish to see more of you always

Miss Egyptiana "Trapped Soul" said...

Dear He and She

i dunno how to thank you for your lovely greetings... el mawdo3 fe3lan makansh sahl .. we as3ab 7aga eno kan related to my work but with IT perspective .. so i had to make double effort ... the thesis bardo kanet 7ekaya .. bas 3adet 3ala 7'er and i am finally graduated

merci begad lekalamak el gamil ... we ya rab ashofak dayman far7an keda

as for PHD .. ensha alah i am planing to start as soon as i stabilize some critical issues ... we ba3daha antalek

my warmest regards to you dear :)

Miss Egyptiana "Trapped Soul" said...

Dear Alien

Thanks dear, 3o2bal mafra7 beik keda

Miss Egyptiana "Trapped Soul" said...

Dear Dreamer with feet on the floor

after tasting the sweetness of looking into the eyes of my beloved ones ... i can only imagine the bitterness if they were not with me ...

my happiness wouldnt be complete

i am sorry you had to go through this .. bas ma3lesh .. akid bardo homa kano ma3ak be albohom ... rabena yefara7ak dayman

PHD is planned ensha alah ... and allow me to thank you for your lovely greetings ... my warmest regards :)

Miss Egyptiana "Trapped Soul" said...

الغاليه اجندا
تسلميلى يا حبيبتى على كلامك الجميل ده

فعلا الانسان بيحس بالنجاح بعد التعب والمجهود... وخاصة لما يكون بيعمل الحاجه باختياره

عقبال منفرح بيكى كده يا رب


Miss Egyptiana "Trapped Soul" said...

Beloved Shimaa

Alah yebarek fiki ya habibty

huuggzzzz :):)

Arabic ID said...

the success changes a lot in the person,
I hope it will make you more hungry for another one in every side in your life.

and I wish you will gain every fruit for your every effort.

accept my congratulations, please.

Heart Beat said...


congratulation and as you said it is a will and strength to carry on , it opens more doors infront of you for more self happines and success

iam happy for you really, you deserve it akid and wish you more success and achivements

Miss Egyptiana "Trapped Soul" said...

Dearest Arabic ID

Alay yebarek feik
and thank you so much for your encouragement and good wishes

it was not easy i have to admit, and that what makes the feeling of success even more sweet

fe3lan, no pain, no gain

Miss Egyptiana "Trapped Soul" said...

Sweet hear beat

thanks a million ya gamila for your good wishes, rabena ensha alah yewafa2ek dayman enty kaman we nesma3 dayman 3anek sama3 7'er

Anonymous said...

الغاليه دوما علي قلبي ميس ايجيبسيانا

حبيت اطمن عليكي و احييك علي الصوره الجديده اللي فوق في المدونه عجبتني و الوانها متناسقه تنم عن ذوق راقي

تحياتي ليكي ياجميله