So I am writing after a very very loooooooong time…..yeah because I was tooo busy with my work…..
But I want to share with you people something miserable…….I got failed in one of my university exams 😦 😦
I cried for whole 1 week…..because I was pretty confident that I will definitely pass……it as unexpected that I failed and what went wrong I had no idea….
I accepted the fact the fact that i have to give the exam once again…..
My friends and my family constantly supported me because they knew that I am a hard working girl. They kept on saying that its fine…its not a big deal and so on….
I read some articles regarding how to cope up with this stress until one day i came across this message sent by one of my friends….
Here it goes….
A cockroach theory for self development.
At a restaurant, a cockroach suddenly flew from somewhere and sat on a lady.
She started screaming out of fear.
With panic stricken face and trembling face, she started jumping, with both her hands desperately trying to get rid of the cockroach.
Her reaction was contagious, as everyone in her group also got panicky.
The lady finally managed to push the cockroach away but…it landed on another lady in the group.
Now, it was turn of the other lady in the group to continue the drama.
The waiter rushed forward to their rescue.
In the relay of throwing, the cockroach next fell upon waiter.
The waiter stood firm, composed himself and observed the behaviour of the cockroach on his shirt.
When he was confident enough, he grabbed with his fingers and threw it out of the restaurant.
Sipping my coffee and watching the amusement, the antenna of my mind picked up a few thoughts and started wondering, was the cockroach responsible for their behaviour???
If so, why was the waiter not disturbed?
He handled it near to perfection, without any chaos.
It is not the cockroach, but the inability of those people to handle the disturbance caused by the ccockroach, that disturbed the ladies.
It’s not the traffic jams on the roads that disturbs me, but my inability to handle the disturbance caused y the traffic jam that disturbs me.
More than the problem, its my reaction to the problem that creates chaos in my life.
LESSONS LEARNT FROM THE STORY….
I understood , I should not react in life. I should always respond.
The women reacted, whereas the waiter responded.
Reactions are always instinctive whereas responses are always well thought of.
A beautiful way to understand……LIFE.
Person who is happy is not because everything is RIGHT in his life.
He is happy because his attitude towards everything in his life is Right!!!!!
After reading this, I realised that I am not able to handle the failure but if I learn to handle it…to keep myself calm and composed…things can get real easy…..
So come what may….cool down and think about what to do next.
Each and everyone of us have got problems and failures in our life but the way we look at it and handle it, brings out the stronger version of ourselves…..
I got inspired by this message and have changed myself…..
I hope it helps many others toooo….