How can We Deal with Our Failures?

Sharing my thoughts addressing a panel discussion at Mithibai College

Q- We’ve always heard that failures are stepping stones to success. But how do you deal with failures?

A- After I got a rank in CA inter, I couldn’t get an interview with any of the Big 4 auditing firms. That was my first taste of failure. It was not my fault and I was angry.  But I did not stop there and moved forward with my college and teaching job. I was later not shortlisted for the CA campus placements as well. But I eventually got into Cairn India and learnt amazing new things that played an important role in my career. This helped me build my confidence and it included an exceptional level of hard work. The problem with failure is that there is a severe lack of patience. Secondly, students receive too much misguidance these days.  Thirdly, there is a problematic culture of online comparison. Fourthly, there are too many distractions for them.

There should be a certain amount of seriousness and discipline instilled in students in order for them to succeed. The first step in doing that is reading the Bhagavad Gita. We can only be happy if we are competent because we have a certain level of confidence and security in ourselves. Labour is not equal to sorrow. Hard work is the only way to be fully satisfied with oneself.

Which is why, you should always Invest in Yourself. 

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