“Having a bad start”..
“Things not working out right”..
“Made a bad choice”..
“Should have been more strong”..
“Will do it better next time”..
The list goes on… And these are not what people around me has noted, but what I have been telling myself at different “new starts” of my life and career. I strongly believe that success is always more sweeter once you have experienced the bitterness of failure. People say that realizing ones mistake is a big deal in itself, but unless one takes action to rectify it, its no good.
Most of us are good people by nature, there are a few exceptions of course. And for most of us, the mistakes we do are either unintentional or out of helplessness. And for some of us even if the intention is good, it just won’t work out right. It is only very rarely one makes a wrong choice with the full knowledge that a road block is around the corner. And I’m no exception. Why did I make that choice? I don’t know. Guess that is the reason why the human brain and mind is still a mystery in today’s highly advanced world.
How does one define a mistake in the first place? A bad choice for me would actually be a life changer for someone else. Most of the time we let society decide if the choice we made is right or not. That in itself is the biggest mistake of all. Yes we do live in a social world. Yes we depend on others to get things done. Yes the society is an integral part of our lives. But we should not forget that without us, the society itself wouldn’t be there in the first place. Each one of us, with our individual tastes and flavor makes the society what it is. Imagine how boring it would be if everyone thought alike. Imagine how unexciting it would be if everyone supported the same team. Imagine how colorless it would be if all girls looked beautiful.
So it is OK to commit a mistake, you might realize it right away or take years, but its always good to learn from ones mistake than be told to do the right thing from the “all knowing” society.
Tomorrow is literally a new start for the rest of my life (career-wise). I don’t know what the future holds for me. I have no clue how successful I will be. But one thing is for sure, I’m the master of my destiny. My choices and decisions will decide how my future will shape out to be. Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of my life.