Looking back at your life a few years before teaches you the greatest lessons. Future is never in our hands, worrying about it and being anxious of its consequences is a waste. I’d rather look at my mistakes and achievements in the past and learn from them. Some of the greatest successes the world has ever seen stems from the most unfortunate mistakes and the most outstanding achievements. Thomas Edison who was considered a failure in every sense, by his teachers and acquaintances, became the greatest inventor of all times. His famous quote “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that do not work.” – Thomas Edison, describes it the best.
For me, transforming in to someone better than before is the only that matters. I am not perfect. I am not straight As student, or the most organized person in the world. But ten years before, if you had told me, I’d be studying one of the toughest subjects in university and still survived with decent grades, I’d have laughed at you. But, yet I am here. Safe and sound. I have made some big mistakes in my life, but that doesn’t mean I’m a bad person, or a stupid person without any capability. This is a truth none of us are able to grasp. It took me enough time to understand it. That our past doesn’t define us, is a truth which is seldom acknowledged and lesser still believed.
Transformation doesn’t always have to be a success, at first. It just means going ahead. Moving forward in life is difficult – you take strange paths and meet even stranger people, and if you do not fail, then you are not a part of the human race. Human are most definitely designed to fail, but to maintain balance, failure has to be followed by success. When you transform yourself, you experience a lot of things – anger, love, selfishness, self appreciation, etc. But none of these make you a bad person. Transformation is synonymous to growing – and growth can be both negative and positive. From looking at people and their stories, what I’ve come to understand is that you’re never a failure. In a past article, I’ve written about how success and happiness is related. If you are happy with your transformation eventually, it’s success.
Ten years ago, I was 10. Not much into life, just a happy, lively girl. Ten years on, I’ve transformed into a woman with dreams, a good life, heavy amount of stress, but with a visible path to the life ahead. Whatever happened in that transformation – good and bad – was worth the result. I’m happy, and that’s only what matters.
In response to The Daily Prompt