Few years back, a friend of mine tried his luck in teaching in a community school in his hometown after he had completed his bachelor’s degree. He sat for the written test appeared the interview and was there for every other formality to be observed for the selection process. He was very hopeful of getting selected since he was the best possible candidate for it, owing to his good academic record and previous experiences. However things were just the otherwise and, to everyone’s surprise, a close relative of the head teacher made into it. My friend was utterly disappointed and frustrated for some period of time. However, he managed to come to Kathmandu later, completed his master’s degree and got a good job. Now, he makes a modest living, enjoys a good social status and is a happy man. He was able to bring about all these positive changes in his life because of his optimism.
Learning to be optimistic is much more difficult done than said, but once adopted, it makes life far easier and happier. Most part of our sadness comes not because we fail to capitalize our efforts but because of the fear of the possible failure we begin to cultivate before we really venture into our project. This kind of fear in us discourages us from making any attempts, and even if we make few, they lack our sincerity and dedication. Positive thinking is, therefore, necessary for us to keep the spirit and enthusiasm alive because it helps us hope for something better even in the hard times. It teaches us to see beyond the things and envision the good days awaiting us. An optimistic outlook of life acquaints us with the multiple aspects of life, and we learn to accept every happening of life calmly.
A positive attitude makes us explore ourselves and try out the limitless possibilities that lie within us. It kindles the light of hope even in the pool of sadness caused by a series of failures. Every failure, in fact, underlies an important clue to success but what one needs is a careful eye to identify it. That we fail to accomplish a mission is also the indication that we weren’t meant for it and something much better is on the way. After all, the most important point is we should have a faith in ourselves and should believe that whatever happens always happens for good. If we adopt this principle and move ahead in life, we never have to grumble at what life has to offer.
Most of us, however, fail to realize it and live with pessimism. A single failure kills our spirit, and we give up all the hopes. We rather choose to quit than to try a few more ways out, and find a recluse in the sorrows of life. My friend often recalls the incident now. Had he been selected then, he would probably have been living just an ordinary life there, not even being able to gain a masters degree. His failure had a cause, and, in fact, that was not where he belonged to. The best way of living a life, therefore, is to change our direction and harbor a positive thinking, and it’s never too late.
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