Of setbacks and how to overcome them

As some wise men have said “It’s not how hard you fall that matters, it’s how soon you get back on your feet that actually matters.” The only reason for this coming up on my blog right now is the fact that some of my friends got their Management Accounting and Control mid term marks and they way they reacted really stumped me. The most jovial of people suddenly withdrew into a shell, almost as if the marks precluded them from being themselves !!!

Of course, I completely understand the fact that they were miserably disappointed with their performance. Plus the fact that they are in an IIM is testimony to the fact that they have set high standards of performance for themselves which they have consistently achieved so far. So how should this minor setback be any different?

According to me, all a person should do in such a situation is to take a step back, analyze what went wrong in the situation and try and understand all the circumstances that were working towards this setback. As far as possible, one should eliminate all internal deficiencies. As regards the external deficiencies, there’s nothing one can do about it. Once internal deficiencies are identified, they should be eliminated. After that, it should be ensured that one’s mistakes are never ever repeated again in the future.

I know some of you guys reading this are probably abusing me for all the Gyaan given here, but then this is probably the only way I’ll ever be able to tell you guys all this without being interrupted or getting personal about this.

Encouragingly yours…………..Jamster


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