She was a tough child who loved to excel in everything which she put her best efforts in. She had fear of failure.
Drawing and Dancing were her favorites. She always used to get appreciation for them – at Home as well as at School. But she does not want to see herself failing at them- not even a single time.
If the drawing was not perfect according to her- she used to tear it apart. Her Mother was concerned and used to deal with this very politely.
Her wish to be perfect was taking a toll on her- she used to get annoyed at every setback.
It was Teacher’s day and school was celebrating it with a dance competition. 5 students were shortlisted for the event including her. She was happy and proud.
She got busy in getting ready for the event and asked her Mother for a new dress. Mother agreed and they went to the Tailor, got her dress ready till 10 pm just a day before the event.
The efforts she and her Mother put in, made her more hungry for the win and turned her over-confident.
Event day had come and her fear of failure made her lose. She cursed the judges and went away sulking.
Her friends tried to console her but she was not convinced.
He came, watched her crying and could not help himself saying “Losing and winning are the parts of Life“. He did not expected the reply but she turned back and said pointing a finger towards him”I do not accept defeat from anyone“
It was a rude reply but he did not had grudges against her.
This incident did not even pulled his heart back when he decided to marry her after 10 years.
The girl was none other than me– I hate that Girl now. I learned to accept the failures with time and my Mother was the person who changed my attitude. Its not that I stopped there but started enjoying the participation rather than expecting wins.
Did you ever fear the failures?
Do you have a similar story to tell?
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