Either you can do it this way or that way
“Learn from your own mistakes, or find a master to guide you along”.
Everyone in this world is granted only one life and the decisions we make have a great impact on our lives. But the best lesson we learn is from a bad decision we make. At that crucial point in time some people decide to follow the path of learning through their own experiences; while others prefer that a guide or a teacher could help them live a smooth life.
Time and experience can be excellent teachers when you actually learn a lesson from your poor decisions. Experience comes from our way of living, understanding and the adjustments we make. It also comes from suffering, agony and the ordeals we are afflicted by. As one of the famous writer puts it together:
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Back then our school had recently bought the equipment for this game and there were only few good players of this game in the whole school. Although I was not a good table tennis player, still I had a self belief and never took any kind of coaching or training from anyone. I had the same belief of learning from my own mistakes. As time passed, I participated in several tournaments, but never won any. Each time I loose, I got to know another of my weakness and put my heart and soul to transform those weaknesses into strengths. It took time, a period of almost 5 long years. Now I am here winner of 4 major tournaments in Karachi, and leading my institute’s team. I could have learned from other sources, with lesser time and effort, but then I would have been good, not the best. Another of the writer writes about the mistakes in our lives as:
“Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way.”
However, other people in this world are not ready to risk their lives and precious time in experiments, and rather believe that, they only have one life, why to waste time. Instead they find a guide or a master who could help them and guide them along. Sometimes, for some reason or the other, you just couldn’t figure out where are you going wrong and that’s the time you need a specialist to guide you to the success; just the thing I experienced. I was in 9th standard and a poor student of mathematics. No matter how much I try, I was unable to find the right way to go along. Finally I met a tutor who had exceptional expertise in this subject. Within days he caught my mistake where I was going wrong, and it’s because of his efforts I am a mathematics wizard now. What if I had waited to learn myself? It would have taken too long, and may be it would have been too late to learn then! As Einstein puts it together:
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”