Success and Failure
Doesn’t it happen very often that we’re faced with a really big challenge in our life whether it be issues with your education or career or love or marriage or with friends/relatives, and we suddenly sit and think ” Why GOD ??!?! Why me ?!?!”. I know that this situation would’ve happened atleast once or more in everyone’s life.
I recently faced challenges regarding my career, wherein i felt like i lost everything. I’m really obsessed with having a good career and taking care of my parents and living a dream life along with them and my most cherished friends. When i was faced with this challenge, i used to constantly keep thinking about how my life would be in the future if i was unsuccessful in achieving those dreams that kept me sleepless. But when i calmed myself down and start to take things in a positive way and with a good spirit, i realised a very important lesson which i would love to share here so that i can hope to influence millions of people to start thinking the same way.
It so happens that when we face success or a triumph in our life, we get so overjoyed about it that we don’t even think about what all difficulties we had faced to get that success. A student who studies day and night is definitely not doing any easy task, but when he gets a really good grade, he does not even think for a moment about the hardships or the tension involved. And since you’re happy and your mind is happy as well, you suddenly feel open to loads of opportunities and you feel so blessed to have all that in your life.
Now if we take the scenario where we are faced with a big challenge. We sit day and night thinking about the issue rather than what can be done hereafter to prevent the particular scenario or we sit and think all the possible negative things about the future that we possibly could !!! As a result our mind weakens, and since our mind and body are one, our body feels weak as well. Then we start feeling sick and blah blah blah…..GOSH !!!!….I feel bad even writing about it !!!!.
When faced with success, we easily forget all the failures and rejects that we underwent to get what we have. But when we faced with a challenge/failure, we forget that we are blessed. When we think that life is over, we forget to realise the fact that we are blessed with wonderful parents, supercool friends and supernice people around us. We forget to realise that we are blessed to wake up everyday alive in the bed, while thousands of people die in their sleep. We forget to realise that we have the privilege to have education, money, and wealth in our lives when there are millions of illiterate people across the world. We have the privilege of having teachers and mentors in our lives who guided us to the right path when we drifted towards the wrong one, while there are so many people who follow the wrong path and end up dead. We forget that we are so blessed that there are people out there who always keep us in their prayers and send all their love through prayers. We forget that we are so blessed to have all these things in our life !!!!!!!
With every failure there is a success hidden and so is failure within every success. So when success is common in both cases, why do we all keep thinking about our failures ???