better luck next time

I’m starting off this post with a quote:

“Always too soon to quit. Never too late to start.” – Anonymous

If there is one thing I would like to say to my younger brother today, it would be that quote. It is indeed never too late to start again more intelligently.

The results of the November 2008 Philippine Nursing Licensure Exam was already released by PRC last Friday, February 20, 2009. Sadly, brother’s name didn’t make it to the list of those who passed the said examination. I have been praying to God that he would make it to the list but I guess I didn’t pray hard enough. Brother didn’t pray harder enough. I guess he also needs to work his ass off in order to achieve his goal of adding the title “RN” after his name. You see it’s not just prayers. And it’s not just luck. Diligence. Patience. Sacrifice. Hardwork. Along with a strong faith in God and His kindness, these are also the qualities that would help a man get to his goal. God helps those who also help themselves.

So to my brother, I say, don’t you ever quit! There are lessons learned. And there are second chances. Don’t let this get you down. Rise up from the fall. Someday you will be what you hoped to be.


  1. Don't worry, your brother will definitely make it the next round. On a positive note, he knows what to expect in the exam, so he can expect some of the same or similar things to turn up the next time. ;)

    He'll get that RN title. Don't you worry.

  2. there's always a second chance...

  3. "I have been praying to God that he would make it to the list but I guess I didn’t pray hard enough. Brother didn’t pray harder enough."

    It sounded that prayer is like a work that the harder you pray, the better the result. :) God bless you.

  4. thanks for dropping by Elyong! sorry for giving you that impression. :) i just thought that sometimes we intend to pray but still lose that certain "connection" with God. as Jesus had said "Whatsoever things you ask for when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them." i'm not really a super religious person but I do know that the Lord is always there to hear all the desires of our heart. :)

  5. i believe your brother will make it in the second time. don't worry even some of the greatest kings have failed in their times.

    bon chance! for him

  6. God hears every each of our prayer but God knows exactly what is best for us. Ur right tell ur bro to never give up...there's still another time and many more times to take the exams again.


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