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I feel real sad when people quit their life if they can’t crack their exams be it either professional exams or academic exams or quit they quit the course of studies. I have seen so many people quitting CA or CWA or CS when they couldn’t crack it .Some of them even end quitting their life. Anyone who thinks that things are not going their way or life seems too difficult, I would like to share a short anecdote.

One day a man quit his job, his relationship and wanted to quit his life. He went to the woods to have one last talk with God. “God, can you give me one good reason not to quit?” He asked. God’s answer surprised him.

“Look around, do you see the fern and the bamboo? When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds I took very good care of them. I gave them light and water. The fern quickly grew and its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the bamboo. In the second year, the fern grew more vibrant and plentiful and again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo seed.  There was still nothing from the bamboo seed neither in the third year nor on fourth year but still wouldn’t I quit on bamboo.

Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant. But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall. It had spent the 5 years growing roots. These roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive.  I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle. All this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots.” God said to him.

I would not quit on the bamboo neither will I ever quit on you. Don’t compare yourself to others. The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern. Yet they both make the forest beautiful. God have him insight.

With the help of above anecdotes, I would like to share here that life is not always a smooth ride, we get to hit few bumps on the road and sometimes it seems that these bumps are never ending but then remember god said,” I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle.” So if any day we feel like life seems hard then please stop comparing yourself with others. The main cause of stress or frustration is comparison. If we are comparing yourself with other then you are insulting yourself. At last I would like to quote B.C Forbes, he said, “They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.”

And you never can tell how close you are,

It may be near when it seems so far;

So stick to the fight when you are hardest hit

It’s when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.

Ankit Aryal  

CA Final

Email: a1zankit@gmail.com


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