I haven’t failed, my success is just postponed. “Easy to say, difficult to apply”
I want to share the scenario of my college when the placement season was going on. Many of my friends got placed. But due to some reasons, Stella was not. Then also, there was a hope for her, as she was waiting for the company who might select her for the good communication skills.
After some days, that company came, for which Stella was waiting. But it was her bad luck that for the first time that particular company increased their requirement from 60% to 75%.
Again Stella was hopeless because she was beneath the range and was not able to sit for the placement.
“There are better options for you Stella”, Aarush said to Stella.
“But why me? It was the best option for me or I say the last one“, Stella whiningly said.
“No option is the last. You know yourself, you are more than just a good speaker”, Aarush continued, “You will achieve more than this. You have that willpower. By the way, this is not the end. You never failed, be strong”.
“Seriously? I am not able to sit for the company I wanted to, what else bad I have to see now. I don’t know what my destiny wants? It seems that this is the end of my career. I failed.” screamed Stella.
“What you are facing, you think this is any sort of failure? I think you are wrong. You don’t even know what exactly failure means.” Aarush said, “Failure never explains what you left unnecessarily, in fact, it explains what you left for better results. These companies are not for you. You will get placed with the best package from this college, I assure you. Trust me. I believe that you are better than this.”
“Don’t joke Aarush…!!! You know me right? I don’t have any hope now. This is a failure for me.” Stella said.
“That’s what, Stella, I know you very well” Aarush explained, “Remember that failure is just an event, which will pass on. It is just a bruise and not any tattoo. We know that we learn from our failure. It is a part of success.”
“Maybe I am convinced. But tell me what I am really supposed to do now”, Stella asked.
“You know, failure is not falling down but refusing to get up,Stella. If you are not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.“ Aarush said, “Stay strong. You are the only one who will be there for yourself after any event. If you are afraid to fail, you will keep falling forever.”
Stella convinced, “yes, I have heard, If a person never made any mistake, had never tried anything.”
“Any failure is not a loss. It’s a chance. You learn. You grow. Well, you are not failed, Your success is just postponed”, Aarush said.
Stella blossom. “I am convinced. I will wait for other companies and will be placed in the best one.”
After few days. A fine day came in Stella’s life. She got placed, with a handsome package.
“Life always makes you wait for the best.” Stella said, ” I am honoured to get a friend like you”
“You got what you deserve. It is better than your type of communication skills company”, Aarush exclaimed.
“Now I know that My success was just postponed, and not gone.“ Stella hugged Aarush and thanked him for his belief that She can achieve something good in life.
There is no failure, only feedback.
Sometimes life doesn’t give you something you want, not because you don’t deserve it, but because you deserve better.