Friday, July 20, 2012

Keep Calm & Move On

Allah is really kind because He teaches me to be strong in life. So many times we fall and get beaten up in life, but actually, that's just a training that Allah wants us to go through so we become better and tougher.

Winning the recent IYCE 2012 competition was a huuuuuuge thing for me, and I can never thank Allah enough for this opportunity. Weeks of developing and improving my proposal & presentation, rehearsing with S, beefing up my materials, it was all so worth it! However, my size of happiness became even bigger as I learned something more valuable than just winning..

Just a few hours after the winner announcement, an email blast was sent to all participants & officials of the event. The email consists of concerns and disagreements about the result, strongly stating that "Diana Rikasari does NOT deserve to win", because "her business is not relevant to the category she's participating in", and that "her idea is not innovative at all", leading to the big question "was this competition staged?". It was a loooooong email, but basically those were the points.

WOW.

That actually felt like I just walked down the stage carrying my trophy and someone came up to me and slapped my face in front of everyone hehehe...

What went on my mind after reading that email:

1. Nothing. Just simply shocked and confused.
2. "Oh man, can't I just enjoy my moment?" 
3. Super weird.
4. Whatever.

I was sad, yes. But then I laughed and smiled and thought that Allah is humorous when it comes to giving me life-lessons. I guess it's things like these that keep someone humble and small. That no matter what you do, what you achieve, some people will just not like you that much and continuously underestimate you...and that's good! Life is full of surprises (bitter & sweet), so we have to be prepared at all times.

Winning is not a status or an end-result anyway...it's a mentality that you carry in life to keep trying and become better each and every day.

Yayyy! :)

53 comments:

myday said...

congrats! :)

Mita Adindayu said...

you're so strong kak Di..
tetep semangat dan menginspirasi yaa itu orang sirik aja kali :D

riska said...

Semangaaattt terus Kak Diana,semakin tinggi pohon semakin kencang pula angin yang menerpanya, tetap menginspirasi yaaaa,, *hugs :*

Cendy said...

Aaaaa that was unforgetable moment for you kak di..
Selamat ya..

claygeek said...

AGREE!
"Keep calm & Move on"

Congratulation :), and move on

Summer Heartbeat said...

"Winning is not a status or an end-result anyway...it's a mentality that you carry in life to keep trying and become better each and every day."

The best quote ever, i love u!!!!!!

TiaraAle said...

be strong and keep moving kak :)'anyway congrats :))))))) whatever they say i always support you u guess hehe

Anonymous said...

keep be bold diana...!!

when milk meet tea said...

Semangat saja.

Nava said...

hands up for kak di :* keep calm and moving forward!

Ca Ya said...

ini pertama kalinya saya komen,pdhal selalu lihat apdetan blog Mba Diana :)

Tak usah terpengaruh dgn omongan negatif, yg pntg Mba Diana terus berkaya ;)

Kerenlah karya2 Mba Diana :D

laladanilela said...

what's life without a few haters? for many people, you're an inspiration :)

Anonymous said...

congratz again for your success... you don't have to worry you deserve to win... ;)

Jelita Andini said...

bitter & sweet of life...

I had the same condition like you. Yes this 2012 is really your star year, Kak. you've got so many achievements because all of your hard work, you happy, but you lost your baby (sorry, didn't mean to offend), and you're sad. It's a life, and Allah gave man the capacity corresponding trials. nothing less, nothing more. And there is always wisdom behind an event :)

I lost one of member in my family today, my oldest uncle has passed away. But Allah gave me a chance of promotion in work place. It cannot be equated, but at least it showed to me the meaning of "bitter & sweet of life". Don't ever doubt the power of Allah SWT :)

Minal aidin wal faidzin, Happy Fasting Day in Holy month of Ramadhan :)

Warm regards,
Jelly
www.theladylocker.blogspot.com

mutianugrabita said...

I reallo love your spirit and also how the way you look something in a different way. Sallute!

Admin said...

I know why he/she sent that email. Because she/he was and is a fan of you and want you to keep working/learning/improving your effort so that you will be better and motivated.

Keep positive ;) I know you will and always ;)

Love n support ;)

Rini Hastuti said...

congrats kak Di :))))
we all know you deserve to win it :)))

Adeline Kusuma said...

Aw, forget it!
Keep working on your projects :) can't wait to see the new arrival on I Wear Up shoes.
love xxxxxooo
http://incredibletoe.blogspot.com/

Eva Agriana Ali said...

after reading most of your postings, you surely have positive attitude that contagious to your readers, including mine. so I thank you so much, mbak Diana :)

Jessia Khalis said...

Keep fighting kak! If there are hundreds of people against you, remember that you will always have thousands of people (including me), who will always support you! :)
Thanks for being my inspiration as an awesome entrepreneur. :D

Bella Francisca said...

cheer up kak! be strong okay :) everything's happen for a reason. those who hate you just envy about you. move on, yes!

xx,
Missing Bee

Yesaya Ferdinand said...

Dear kak diana,

First of all congratulation for winning the IYCE 2012.
Second, I think that this is just like a taylor swift-kanye west situation. YES, people have their own opinion, but sometimes there are people who don't have a filter and just say what they wanna say, which is so rude, and so disrespectful.

I think the way kak diana handle this situation shows that you are THE TRUE WINNER, and deserves it. just keep positive kak, maybe the sender look at you as his/her so-called competition, and she/he felt threaten for your victory.

BE STRONG AND KEEP BEING YOU, the bold and beautiful kak diana that we always love ;)

XOXO, yesaya

Vania Aprilia said...

stay strong kak Diana! you deserve the award so well :)


Love,
Pudding Monster

Syifa Azz said...

i think that is a gift from Alloh for your Ramadhan, Kak Di :) because you proper to get the better thing than it. happy fasting kak ^^

Tharisi said...

Winning is not a status or an end-result anyway...it's a mentality that you carry in life to keep trying and become better each and every day.

Wonderfully said!!

AuL Howler said...

What we love from you and your blog is: You always think positive, and also spread that positive aura to all of your readers no matter what's happening to you (including the bad one).

That Uh-ma-zing, Princess Diana!
one or one hundred trophy(ies) are not enough for what you've done.

ada yg pernah bilang, "Semakin tinggi pohon, semakin kencang angin yg ingin menggoyangnya bahkan merobohkannya". Jadii, selama kita punya akar yang kokoh, biarlah angin berhembus. itung-itung biar hidup gak mono, ada gangguan2 sedikit. hehehe

thank you Princess Diana!
Keep inspiring us! yay!

inezdiva said...

I know you're strong kakdi :)
just take it as a motivation hehe

Ida Ayu Melati said...

Selamat Menjalani Ibadah Puasa :)

Anonymous said...

hai Di, i knew you are not a christian, but while i was reading this post, i thought this Bible verse can encourage you
"By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life" (Proverb 22 :4)
Stay strong and humble dear :)

DiamondHurts said...

Diana, you're still the winner for me :)
I learn so many things from you, especially how to stay calm and strong..., and u inspire many things to others, thru your writing, your work, your pictures, and many more...

About 'the email blast' they've sent, wuoww that's crazy and ridicules. Remember our chat at Setiabudi? mmmhh...

You are a Young & Creative Entrepreneur for sure..., u created your own market with your own ways.

Stay Strong and Creative Di :)
God Bless You.

Luv,
Cee & Imunk

Bali Hotels said...

Nice blog....wow great..

Ayu Nuada Damayanthi said...

dia cuma sirik kak di, don't even try to think about that, just enoy the moment :DD

Kiki Fauzia said...

Diana, you are such a wise woman. You are indeed a winner! Keep being strong and humble!

Manda Aziz said...

Oh my.. -__-, after all your design is outstanding, original! keep positive thinking Diana, your quality will proves that you're deserve to be a winner. Semangat kakak! :D

mary said...

ah of course you deserve it! if you don't deserve it, there's no way you could win it.
Itu palingan orang jealous aja kali kak :p keep innovative & creative, kak D! :D

tablet pc murah said...

Inspirasi buat semua..
I Love it..

berry hamzah said...

cool diana ! Aaaaa that was unforgetable moment for you diana..

Congrats ya and wait your next post.

ayres pradiptyas said...

Always admire your idea. Always will be..
Selalu akan ada org sirik dengan apapun yg kita lakukan, tidak perduli setinggi apa org itu berdiri atau status org itu.

I'll always want to be an entrepreuner, but you reading your blog make that intention even bigger

Keep inspiring, di...

ayrespradiptyas.blogspot.com

ayres pradiptyas said...

Always admire your idea. Always will be..
Selalu akan ada org sirik dengan apapun yg kita lakukan, tidak perduli setinggi apa org itu berdiri atau status org itu.

I'll always want to be an entrepreuner, but you reading your blog make that intention even bigger

Keep inspiring, di...

ayrespradiptyas.blogspot.com

ayres pradiptyas said...

Always admire your idea. Always will be..
Selalu akan ada org sirik dengan apapun yg kita lakukan, tidak perduli setinggi apa org itu berdiri atau status org itu.

I'll always want to be an entrepreuner, but you reading your blog make that intention even bigger

Keep inspiring, di...

ayrespradiptyas.blogspot.com

ayres pradiptyas said...

Always admire your idea. Always will be..
Selalu akan ada org sirik dengan apapun yg kita lakukan, tidak perduli setinggi apa org itu berdiri atau status org itu.

I'll always want to be an entrepreuner, but you reading your blog make that intention even bigger

Keep inspiring, di...

ayrespradiptyas.blogspot.com

ayres pradiptyas said...

Always admire your idea. Always will be..
Selalu akan ada org sirik dengan apapun yg kita lakukan, tidak perduli setinggi apa org itu berdiri atau status org itu.

I'll always want to be an entrepreuner, but you reading your blog make that intention even bigger

Keep inspiring, di...

ayrespradiptyas.blogspot.com

ayres pradiptyas said...

Always admire your idea. Always will be..
Selalu akan ada org sirik dengan apapun yg kita lakukan, tidak perduli setinggi apa org itu berdiri atau status org itu.

I'll always want to be an entrepreuner, but you reading your blog make that intention even bigger

Keep inspiring, di...

ayrespradiptyas.blogspot.com

ayres pradiptyas said...

Always admire your idea. Always will be..
Selalu akan ada org sirik dengan apapun yg kita lakukan, tidak perduli setinggi apa org itu berdiri atau status org itu.

I'll always want to be an entrepreuner, but you reading your blog make that intention even bigger

Keep inspiring, di...

ayrespradiptyas.blogspot.com

MI said...

This is why I love you so much!!

Mitha Komala said...

congratulations for the trophy! but im sorry to hear about the haters emails, haters gonna hate anyway.. yayyyy! xx

Letters To Juliet

Anonymous said...

congrats! keep doing what ur doing! i heart u! <3

Antien Rekyan said...

a thousands of thumbs fo ya kak Di, keep inspiring the others. bunch if hugs&kisses

Mrs. Baldie said...

keep strong and inspiring us :)
and let other people know this awesome game please. :) http://en.clubcooee.com/signup/s/7efa5ec59bb0

kiky said...

Congratulations...
mind those email, kalo kata orang2x seumuran gue "sirik tanda tak mampu" :)

I'm much older than you are, but has done nothing impresive like you...envy you "in a positive way" ;)

once again,
Congrats!

The Portrait said...

They envy you. that's the point. Kenapa ngga dari awal protesnya kalo ga sesuai kategori?

Tetep semangat and keep inspiring people!

www.vinnafransisca.com

SituSaja | Science | Info said...

harus tetep semangat kak ..sirik tanda tak mampu..btw tulisannya keren2 ..mantapp..salam kenal All...meskipun laper gini siang2 panasss..tetep semangat menjalankan puasa :D

AppleRome said...

Sori Diana, I regularly appreciate your saying, but this time I will disagree with you.

"What went on my mind after reading that email:
1. Nothing. Just simply shocked and confused.
2. "Oh man, can't I just enjoy my moment?"
3. Super weird.
4. Whatever."

What is kind of this response? Not winner at all. Maybe you're indeed not deserving to be a winner, just a girl who over proud of yourself, do not care about critics you face, and do not have winner attitude. At all. Winner doesnt prove they deserve it by mocking back or completely ignorant to critics.

Sorry, to me, you are not the winner. Maybe you can win ICY 2012, but you are absolutely not the winner here, in act.

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