Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck, said spiritual leader, Dalai Lama. But how many of us really see failure from this philosophical yet pragmatic perspective? The answer is not too many.
All of us love success and chase it so earnestly till our last breath. But we fail to understand that it is failures that pave the path of success in our lives.
A child, while taking a walk with his mother in their garden, innocently asked a question while pointing towards a small mango sapling that was as tall as him, “Mother, why is plant not bearing any fruit?” She replied, ” My son, the plant is very young. It has not grown enough to bear fruit. If it bears mangoes at his stage, it’s branches may break with the burden of those fruits. Trees bear fruits only when they grow.” On the surface, this dialogue between the mother and son may seem to be on the basic theory of flora in biology but it is not. The anecdote has an important lesson to impart. When we fail to receive what we desire, we are disappointed. It is then that we need to be rational. We need to stay calm and continue to work hard. We need to understand that God grants our desire only when we deserve it. When we fail to get something, we need to understand that the time isn’t ripe yet.