The Greatest Teacher

We all say success breeds confidence. Sure, it’s true. But what would be the point of advocating something you yourself don’t believe in.

I’m not saying I don’t believe in success. But again, I’m always focused on negatives rather than positives, so there is that.

Do you know the greatest teacher?

It might be success. But if success breeds confidence, it also breeds ignorance. Ignorance for our shortcomings.

We are human and we are flawed.

The greatest teacher?

The greatest teacher is failure. After all, we are humans so we are bound to make few. Well, maybe a lot more than few.

The point is, we learn more from failing than we learn by winning.

Actually, there is no such thing as winning or losing. By the technical terms, if we win, we win. But if we fail, we learn.

And I believe that’s the biggest lesson anyone can ever learn.

Almost always.

Never be ashamed if you reach your destination later than others. You reached where you were meant to be and that’s all that matters.

It isn’t the destination but the journey which is beautiful. Destination is the end. And no one, in the history of mankind, ever liked the end. Which is why each destination sparks the quest for another. And while we are on that, there are no ends. Only moments. Moments from where we decide to look forward and backwards.


14 thoughts on “The Greatest Teacher

  1. These blog posts are feeding my soul this morning. First I read Black Cat’s and thought, “Yes!” And then I read yours and realize how much I needed this reminder. Thank you. 🙂


  2. Yes, that’s so true. Nowadays because of social media, we compare our loves and our timeline to others and get affected by it. I have learned it now that just because somebody is not on our path doesn’t mean they are wrong.

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  3. I agree. We learn so much from failure, and not enough from success. Also, success gets to your head: you begin to think of yourself as invincible. Failure, if we are willing to learn, has so much to teach us.

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