Everything works for good for those that believe and trust in God says the bible, very often it is true, each of us face disappointments at different times in our lives, and when we turn back, we can see how those disappointments have been turned into blessings in disguise. Disappointments are also reminders in our lives that there is something better waiting for us. I found this small story by Prakash Iyer, an executive coach and the author of book titled “The Habit of Winning” which gives a beautiful example of what disappointments can do to us. Read on ……
Several years ago, a bright little boy in a government school in Kerala had a dream. He wanted to be a doctor. He did well in school, and everybody was convinced that this little boy would someday become a fine doctor. He wrote the entrance exam – but failed to make the cut! He was devastated.
His parents were shocked. He went on to do a BSc then a Masters degree, worked with an IT firm – and later went on to found Infosys. His name? Kris Gopalakrishnan, CEO, Infosys. Just imagine. Had Krishna not failed the medical entrance, he may have been in some little town in Kerala today, prescribing antibiotics for a runny nose or a nagging flu. Imagine!
Good lesson to learn from Krishna. When one door shuts, another one opens. Just believe in yourself. Next time you are faced with a failure or a setback, look out for the other door. Push it open. And go find your place in the sun!
Be Blessed & Be Happy !