Tag: Success

The story of his life

A tiny presence in the womb,
he listened to her voice
and fell in love
at first hearing.

He heard her and felt her
and tried not to hurt her,
and waited patiently
for nine whole months.

His happy days
began and ended
the day he breathed his first,
and his mother breathed her last.

The story of his life continued,
first love never forgotten,
second love never known,
third love never owned.

Beliefs, hopes and expectations
confused him as everything did,
he yearned and yearned to make ends meet
but never quite succeeded.

His dreams floated
in the river of his Future
where it met his Present
and passed his Past,
like unrequited love.

The boy deprived of love,
finally found love
when he stopped looking for it
in humans.

His dreams then ascended
from the river to the sky
and met with reality
colliding with bliss on its way.

Thus went the story of his life.

~Moniba.

The little girl and her balloon

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The little girl clutched her balloon tightly
Careful not to let it go.
She loved it and wanted it to stay with her
Forever.
Alas, she clutched too tightly,
The balloon flew up to the ceiling of the room.
Horrified, she looked. Determined, she climbed
One height to another, to get her balloon.
Stretching her tiny hands out, she reached the string.
And just when she had it, she fell.
From height to floor she fell
Hurting her fragile frame.
The balloon in her hand, she braved the fall.
And just when she smiled
The sweet smile of success
Her balloon burst.
Her face fell.
The child grew up.

~Moniba.

Contributions to Failure

We plan, we promise, and we begin.¬†We do this again and again. We aim for the moon and end up mid-air. Why do we fail? The way I see it, failure is rarely because of lack of resources or opportunities. It’s more because of spiritual or psychological reasons, or simply because it’s not meant to be.

The first thing that came to mind when I started thinking about it was that we often fail because as we near the finish line, we relax, and eventually lose sight of purpose. And when we lose the initial purpose for which we started in the first place, the flame goes out, we slow down, and then fail or achieve lesser than expected.

Then of course, there’s lack of belief or the weakness of it. We make a plan and believe it possible, but with doubtful hopes. The doubt slowly kills the belief, and even if we go on trying, this affects our efforts. It stops us from taking leaps that could actually benefit our purpose more than anything else. It stops us from doing our best.

There are several other factors that contribute to failure. Lack of self-discipline, pessimism and procrastination are often the causes too. No matter how brilliant our plan, if executed with poor discipline, it is bound to fail. Discipline of personality is of utmost importance when it comes to success., whether it be worldly success or eternal. Pessimism and procrastination are stepping-stones to failure. We step on one, the other is bound to follow. Together they contaminate our energy and take us all the way to failure.

Whatever the causes of failure, we all know it is not a bad thing. It paves the way for success, it teaches us what we needed to be taught before we succeeded. It gives us a chance to improve ourselves, make ourselves stronger. But often, we begin to feel very disappointed after we fail at something and that is only natural. We just need to tell ourselves to get up and try again. It’ll be better this time. Even if we fail again, it’ll be a better failure than the last one.