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Greetings of the day to all CA students…

Hey Friends,

I still remember the day when our CA Final result was declared. I went to cyber cafe and entered my roll number nervously.

The computer performed his duty to show my result. I saw the first group subject wise and every subject was above forty and the total was 200. I saw the second group and again every subject was above forty. I was so excited, didn’t even see the total and assumed that I have gone through it and now Institute has relieved me from studies. I had so many thoughts in my mind in just few seconds i.e. till I scroll down to see the total of second group. I saw the total and it was 194.

Hey friends you can very well imagine the situation.

Till the time I reach home, I had decided so many things

1) I will leave the course 2) It was my luck 3) I had skipped 2 questions in Direct Tax and that’s why I failed

But was that a solution for my failure?

Every CA student thinks the same. But I would like to tell you one thing, instead of thinking much about the result I started studying (of course after 8 day and during these days I saw movies and celebrated my failure).

Whenever I think of result, I always try to find out the reason of failure. Someone has said that the success is the result of 99% of your hard work and 1% of Luck.

I was always trying to tally my 99% and trying to prove myself that the failure was due to absence of luck of 1%.( Every student says the same “oh my bad luck....”)

But again I thought of my Direct Tax paper in which I had not solved two questions each of 8 marks. I could not solve because that topic was kept in option. (Everyone has his own choice to keep some chapters in option.) I was thinking that if I had solved those two questions then I could have got at least 8 marks (of course the calculation of marks is 50% as there is always a probability of getting less marks than our assumption).

But again I was not at all ready to accept that the hard work was 98% (instead of 99%) and I was blaming my luck. Being a CA student I did reverse calculation and thought that giving next attempt was in my destiny and therefore I kept those two topics in option. Also, it was my bad luck that these two questions were asked which I obviously could not solve and failed. As I was appearing for the next attempt, these thoughts were motivating me.

But friends today when I remember my result and thoughts I understand one thing that "THE THOUGHTS IN MY MIND WERE NOT MUCH IMPORTANT AND USEFUL". Rather than comparing myself with other, I compared my present with the past to improve myself .

I tried again and achieved success by balancing 99% & 1% . Friends it is really difficult to accept failure but it's really easy to achieve success by doing hard work. Thomas Edison has truly said that “Most of the people quit when they are very close to success.” So don’t quit. Try every attempt assuming that you are very close to success.

Don’t waste your time in balancing the ratio of  99% & 1%. Put your efforts 100% & let the God to take 1% out of it to keep his own percentage. Just reshuffle the percentage.


CA Varsha Mankoskar

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