Last week, my friends, Ron, Daryl and Jaycee went to Dumaguete City. They stayed there for four days. Since Ron was from that place he toured Daryl and Jaycee in Silliman University, where he graduated in B.S. Psychology. In the College of Psychology, a horror chamber which is similar to a horror house is an attraction there. Ron took Daryl and Jaycee to this horror chamber just to let them have a felt experience. At first, Daryl was hesitant to get inside the chamber . He was a bit afraid of what is inside. But he was able to fight his negative feeling because of curiosity. When they were inside the chamber, according to them, they heard somebody shouting in scary tone like “tabang….tabang! (a bisayan word for Help..help!). The funny thing about this experience is that after they came out of the horror chamber, Daryl asked Ron and Jaycee of how they feel while inside the chamber? Were they scared or not? Daryl who was a bit hesitant to get inside the chamber before but he replied confidently to the question asked by Ron … “No I’m not scared because the people inside the chamber were shouting “Tapang!.,.Tapang!” which I interpreted it as “be braved”.
Because of this, I eventually got away with my scary feeling and that made me prepared in facing the situation inside the horror chamber.” Ron and the group laughed at this but this misinterpretation of Darly for the word “tabang” which means “help” into “tapang” which means “brave” gave the latter a feeling of confidence to push through with his journey inside the horror chamber . With this, his negative feeling was processed into a positive feeling which developed his self confidence.
What I learned from this experience of Ron, Daryl and Jaycee is that a positive word “tapang” as overheard by Daryl while Daryl while inside the horror chamber is so powerful that it can change one’s outlook in life. It can boost our self-confidence to go on with what we have started until we reach the finishing line with flying color.
In business, positive words or affirmations can always give positive results to every transactions that it takes. It can improve the working relationships within the organization of people. It is also important to always use positive words to gain our self -confidence in dealing with our everyday activities. Sometimes we have horror chamber inside our brain. These are soft voices shouting deep inside us, “I’m not good enough, I’m scared, I’m a failure, I can’t do that, etc.” Or, maybe the horror chamber can be our friends, or may be family that instead of giving us the words of encouragement they are putting us down. This horror chamber that we have in side our brain can sabotage our life. That is why we need to think positively and use positive words to get away with negative vibes within us.