When you decide to do something worthwhile in your life - something big, productive, or meaningful - you are most likely to be tested in every way. Over a period of time, you come to know what your real strengths and weaknesses are.
What is the main point: your problems, or your goals?
Problems, which CA student doesn’t have them? All of us have problems in our lives, don’t we? But that is not the main point of this article.
The main point here is, doing something worthwhile in life, and as a result of it, dealing with the various problems and challenges that come up along the way.
My goals, and problems and challenges
At 15, I started dreaming of doing something seriously, really big with my life. At 16 I took one major step forward in it: I registered myself for the CA course. At that point of time, I had discovered a new fondness for the subject of Accountancy and I was rejoicing in it. I started thinking about what could be the highest goal that I can set in this field. I was advised Chartered Accountancy to be the next step. So I jumped at it.
Along the way, I faced problems and challenges, which constantly dragged me from moving ahead in life. I got into depression. And then I started the process of soul-searching; getting into the depths of each of the problems I faced, which held me back from progressing in the CA course.
My soul-searching process continued for about two years until I started getting satisfactory answers to the many problems and challenges I faced during my CA journey, which had kept me held back in life.
But why problems? Why not problem-free life?
When you decide to do something worthwhile in your life – something big, productive, or meaningful – you are most likely to be tested in every way. Over a period of time, you come to know what your real strengths and weaknesses are. You learn about the things that can help you move forward in your life, and you also come across or face the things that hold you back from progressing or moving ahead in your life.
The problems and the challenges you face can be physical, mental, emotional, financial, academic, social, family, or anything else. Your ability to deal with these challenges successfully determines your ability to stay focussed on your actual goals and move ahead in life.
What, when faced with serious problems?
Anytime you find yourself struggling to deal with the problems and challenges in the areas mentioned above, you need to take some of your time out to truly understand them and deal with them, so that they don’t keep affecting you in your pursuit. You may not succeed in dealing with them successfully in your first try. You need to keep repeating this at times and time again whenever you feel that your problems and challenges are standing in the way between you and your progress towards achieving your goals.
Many students tend to get themselves to try to ‘forget’ their problems and they don’t succeed at it. They try motivational audio and videos, which give them momentary sense of relief from their problems. But they don’t provide lasting solutions.
Take your time out every once in a while. Consciously reflect on your problems and challenges. Look for people who can be of help to you in overcoming your major problems successfully. Reach out to them; seek their help. The point here is not about having a smooth life. The point here is having a progressing life in the direction of achieving your big goals.