Conquering and learning

Life is all about reaching your goals and trying your best to achieve them, as I talked about on my 16th post -“Purpose of Life”. However, reaching any goal takes effort and hard work and you will make mistakes along the way, that behave like obstacles between your path to success. With these obstacles, people often stop and give up, there is this fear that holds them back from trying. However, it is quite cliché but it’s important to learn from your mistakes – and get over those obstacles. They give you an opportunity- Firstly accept the mistake, learn from the mistake and then try again, and it’s totally up to you if you want to ignore it or if you want to open the door to hope in getting even better. A goal can be as small as getting an A in a class test or as big as getting into one of the best universities across the world or even bigger, becoming the CEO of a huge company. Any goal, big or small, require hard work and there will always be obstacles before achieving them – (after all, difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations! ). When you make mistakes and learn to learn from them, you actually can figure out what works and what doesn’t which is such a great opportunity to bring you further and grow. On the other hand, if a person makes no mistakes at all (which is impossible because no one is perfect and you don’t go forward in life without learning! ), they are not experiencing and not taking a step forward in accomplishing a goal…learning to conquer your mistakes gets you a step closer to success. Let us take a really simple real life example (after all, philosophy is all about discovering things around us and relating it to real life).. So, for example, my sister once sang in front of a crowd in this huge party held at our house. It was one of the first times she actually sang in front of many people. However, It didn’t really go as well as she thought it would. (By the way she really enjoys singing and dreams of becoming a rockstar one day!). Now obviously it must not have felt great at all! But she had two options- never singing again in front of a crowd or figuring out what made her not sing to the best of abilities. Fortunately she realised that singing is one of the only things that interests her (turns out the crowd was the thing that made her nervous, meaning her goal was to sing in front of people without being nervous) ,and then she obviously sang more in front of people (after all, life begins at the end of your comfort zone!) and now, in fact a few weeks ago, she sang in a wedding and honestly it was the best she has ever sang before without getting really nervous . (Goal almost achieved !!)
This example shows to achieve a goal, you have to firstly realise the mistake or what went wrong and take ownership of it  ,overcome the fear of failing at something when you make the mistake, learn from it and try again. When mistakes come along the way, you shouldn’t shy away from it – in fact because of all the hardwork and strugles you will do better in the future. (After all, Alice did have to fall before entering Wonderland!).
Also, every goal achieved is a success in itself, regardless if it’s a big goal or a small goal, the point is that it’s something you couldn’t do earlier and could do now. As long as your goal sounds reasonable to you and you are commited to fulfil it, don’t let any obstacles hold you back from going on further and trying harder.

So let me end with a brilliant quote said by the brilliant Lilly Singh (Superwoman!!) :
“On the path to success, fear and discomfort are only speed bumps. Don’t make them dead ends.”

-Saania 😊

 

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50 thoughts on “Conquering and learning

  1. I really liked this new post it was very inspirational and all u said is so true . Keep on Writing this amazing posts and one day u might become a writer😉. You are really talented keep it up .

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  2. This is truely amazing and so well said !! We should always try to encourage others to learn from mistakes and never give up 💜 you have written it excellently 💞💞 and I’m 100% sure most people will get sooooo inspired 🌻 !!
    Keep writing and continue to spread your fantastic thoughts for others to hear !! 🌺💜🌺💫🌼

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  3. Wow…. very well written Saania 👍🏻

    It’s amazing to see that at your age you have such a good n clear thought process and a keen observation about things. I really liked your approach on learning from mistakes as it makes you a better person with time… keep writing such good stuff…. way to go!!

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  4. This is really inspirational! Definitely going to use this advice as it is so motivational! I agree that jumping out of your comfort zone to conquer your mistakes is going to lead you to success!
    Thank you for sharing!

    L xx

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  5. My little princess: Loved the post and couldn’t believe you have written so well. You are right, the lessons we need are all around us. We just need to step back, think and extract learnings from everyday experiences. Mark of a genius my love.
    – Papa

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  6. Hey Saania,

    So deep and reflective. It is a master piece. And there are more to come. I’ll follow your posts religiously. Simple words with deep meanings.

    Sky is the limit for you.

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  7. Wow! Saania my baby doll. You have expressed Success in a very simple way. Saania there was one Mahmud Gazni. He lost the battle 20 times and was sad and about to give up. Then one day he saw an ant who was trying to climb a cliff but kept failing but then in the end, the little ant was able to climb. That motivated Gazni to try once again and this time he succeeded.
    Saania your writing is very inspirational and full of ideas. Keep polishing it. Dadi is very happy and your baba keeps saying Saania will do something in life!

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  8. I am proud of my grand daughter Saania. In her upbringing from the time she was born I had felt something special in her that made me forecast to her father that she was born for some big thing. Now my prediction is taking shape and a big picture is slowing emerging. I shall be known as her grand father after my times come to an end. My expectation is a strong life belief.

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  9. Really true….. If one realises their mistake, they are halfway there to achieve their goal… You are absolutely right about the systematic approach one should take to reach their goal…Keep writing!!👍👍

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  10. Congratulations on another brilliant post, Saania! As always, you’re writing provides ample food for thought. Don’t stop questioning or writing, you have a real talent!

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  11. Well written and thank you for sharing!!…“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” Agnes Repplier 🙂

    “Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them.” Louisa May Alcott

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  12. Very interesting post. Setting goals is very important because they give us a purpose as you say. What is essential is to constantly review our goals and maybe if we didn’t achieve a particular goal it is because the goal in itself was not realistic. Well done for encouraging people not to give up at the first hurdle.

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    1. That’s absolutely right… Make realistic goals that you truely want to accomplish so that when you achieve it, you will look back and find a meaning. Thank you for your comment 🙂

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