I remember I cried a lot when I failed to clear the DCE entrance test. I always knew I was never an IIT material, was too bad in Science subjects but somehow was optimistic to do well in DCE. That can be put as my first setback in life. I felt as if everything ended ..blah blah blah.. Now I realize that was very small thing.
What makes me think now that it was a very small thing is experience. I have seen worse times than that, have seen others experiencing a tougher and worse life than me. This has made me look at things in a wider horizon and made me understand that whatever the situation is, it will pass.
There is no substitute for experience. As humans, we are bound to make mistakes. The important thing is to learn from them. Life is unpredictable, things turn all of sudden. The important thing is to remember how we dealt with the twist in past and how can we deal with it in a better way this time.
It is truly remarkable what experience teaches you. Today I see myself almost at the same situation as I was around three years back. And I wonder how much in a better way I could have dealt the situation then as am doing now. I made the situation worse for myself then, kept on thinking why things went wrong for me. However now I thank god that I had faced a similar situation in the past and now I am dealing with it in the best possible way by not allowing it to affect my life.
I guess the famous line “ jo hota hai achhe ke liye hota hai “ is aptly fitting in this context.