Setbacks are a lifeline from the universeFebruary 23, 2022 2022-02-23 5:59
Setbacks are a lifeline from the universe
Setbacks are a lifeline from the universe
“There is a life pumping blessing in every setback. It’s not come to end you. It’s come to redefine your entire existence.”
― Hiral Nagda
Let us ask you a personal question. How did you handle your first breakup? Did you stop believing in love all together or did you start being sensible, cautious, and nurturing your relationships more?
Now imagine a project that failed or didn’t do as expected. Should you stop taking up projects completely, or should you be more aware while taking the next project and invest more of your energy in it?
Isn’t the choice a straightforward one?
Now here is a thing that we are going to do. We are deleting the word failure from our memory box and replacing it with the word setback. Because somehow, our generation has associated the word failure with everything that is wrong with ourselves. And that is why it is essential to reaffirm that technically there are absolutely no failures, only setbacks. The intensity of those setbacks may vary, but they are in no way a definition of who you are, though how you handle those setbacks speaks a lot about you as a person.
- Add a pinch of salt rather than remake the meal.
Remember how you taste a dish before serving, analyze it and add salt if needed to make it better? Often setbacks are a mere glitch in your preparation or technique. Whenever things do not work out, take a step back and analyze where you stepped off the ladder. Having a perspective makes all the difference, and more often than not, you will find a solution right there.
- Our purpose is our GPS.
Every path to success is filled with potholes and blocked ways. That means that you need to take a detour. Those detours may be longer and may delay you significantly, but reaching the destination is far more important than changing your destination according to your route. Just imagine having to change your destination just because a road was blocked. Come on! The GPS will guide you to your place from a new route! Have faith in your GPS!
- Wear red and attract the bull.
Do you remember Ayushmann Khurana came with a blockbuster after an entire year of not being on the screen? When you face setbacks in life, it is okay to mull over for some time to get it out of the system. But after some time, immerse yourself in preparing for the opportunity. Make sure that you are as ready as you can ever be to nail it when the opportunity presents itself! And here is a fact; if you are engrossed in preparing for a chance, that opportunity will automatically attract you.
- Believe in yourself
Just like success doesn’t define your worth, your setbacks don’t determine your flaws. There are millions of forces acting on your actions, and hence it is not just you alone who chooses the path of your actions. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt. Work on your craft rather than wallowing in the pit of self-doubt and misery. The only way around a setback is hidden within you. And no one but you can find the path ahead in your journey.
Setbacks can sometimes be as negligible as possible. Many times it is not the setback itself that breaks us apart. It is the emotion of facing setbacks and breaking expectations that causes us misery. Cheat yourself into believing that setbacks are mere lifelines from the universe to set us on our path to success.
And here is a secret! A groundbreaking secret! Or maybe just a wonderment!
Do you agree that we arrive on this planet with only one plan, and that is to live? How we live, what we create, is all secondary. What is imperative is that we sustain. Isn’t it? Else what is the point of everything we do, right? But don’t we all die in the end? Every journey ends in death. So technically, aren’t we placed in this universe, right from the start, to fail in the only plan we are supposed to fulfill?
Doesn’t this knowledge liberate you from the fear of failing?
Now live your life the way you want to, the way you feel the most exhilarating!
Setbacks are just a pit stop in the journey of your success. They are meant to recharge yourself, take an inventory of your resources, restock determination and perseverance, replenish the passion and carry on!
“Every form of life must struggle. Life is an aberration; death is ordinary. Life requires obstruction, conflict, reverses, and resolve. Life requires questing. Questing provides the meaning that we seek, a purpose to justify the inevitable struggle to live knowing the absurdity that we must die.”
― Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls
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