Fear of failure

We are not strong enough: To face failures. Photo:K.Ananthan.   | Photo Credit: K_Ananthan

Being in the final year of engineering and having practically no work to do, I started thinking about life in general; something for which I didn't have time all along. I kept thinking on how amazingly simple this life is and how ridiculously complicated we make it look like. The important thing is that we hardly cherish the most beautiful thing in life, that is, the journey towards success. This journey is always being portrayed as a rough, tiring path, with the fruits of labour at the end of this ‘long' path.

I would interpret it in a different way. Enjoying this path, along with our mistakes is what matters. We are so driven towards perfection that we are not prepared for failure. Those broken-trusts and shattered-hearts are all because people are not prepared to lose and when they do, they just can't accept it. My ‘theory' might be pessimistic or not acceptable to many. But I honestly feel that being prepared for a flop too, in a very positive vibe of course, is what really matters. There's too much competition out there —be it for civil service or for wooing a guy ! So, the knack lies actually, in not expecting victory.

When most of my friends have already decided on what they are going to do after graduation, I've hardly thought about it. It doesn't mean that I'm being lethargic or ‘unprepared', but just that, I'm pretty much confident of who I am and what I'm destined for. I'm not going to hurry up. I'm going to reach the heights that I want to reach , definitely, but in my own time. Who knows, may be in another few years I would get to write an article on the secret of success!

J.Rocheus Sukanya, Final year, EEE, St. Joseph's College of Engineering.

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