Success is one step at a time-A A +A
Friday, July 13, 2012
THERE’S more to success than luck, this is what officer-in-charge and corporate executive of Brother International Philippines Corporation Ed Vincent M. Penar believes in.
Success, she said, cannot be had by chance but by choice and hard work, he says.
Born in October 1985, Penar was an only child and thus admits he often got what he wanted. He wasn’t a spoiled brat, though, as he still got scolded by his parents when he did something wrong. It’s just that he’s the only child, and thus, there was more than enough to rear him.
Penar earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from Ateneo De Davao University in 2006. He had worked with the Fernando Medical Enterprises Incorporation for three years, Biodevices Incorporation for one year, and HIMEX Corporation for six months before he joined Brother.
From a carefree lifestyle, Penar learned to take charge of his life and career to sustain not only his needs but also the needs of his own family, and soon to be baby.
“I don’t want to compare my life with others because everyone has its own story to tell. What I’m trying to say, is that whatever I have at this moment yun ay dahil pinagsikapan ko na maabot ito. To complete bachelor’s degree, have a stable career, and family is the greatest achievement of my life,” Penar says.
He admits entertaining trepidation while being excited as well at the thought of having his own child soon. Being a father, he says, is a lifetime responsibility.
He’s taking this all in stride and has set himself to work even harder to be able to provide for his child. This is but a regular challenge in life.
“You just have to give your best shot. You may have setbacks and failures, but you should keep going because everything is not yet over neither has everything started. Wala sa yaman yan, nasa pagdadasal, tamang diskarte, at pagpupursige ang tunay na tagumpay,” Penar says.
Despite his hectic schedule, Penar makes sure he has a balanced life. Eight hours sleep, eight hours of work, and eight hours for family and himself so he would able to enjoy everything in his life even if he is already married.
Penar said it is too early for him to say he has reached the peak of his career. He’s taking it one step at a time. For now, he would like to pay his attention first on his priorities and the things he had in life.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on July 14, 2012.