“In life, despite the ‘no one size fits all’ reality, people often presume that if a child isn’t good in school, they will never make it big in life. It happened to me too, where regardless of the toil, I simply wasn’t able to excel in my Institution’s curriculum. Failure came my way right in the sixth grade, severe enough to make me repeat the year.
Though it didn’t seem a big deal as a teenager, it hurt more was when the scenario played out again in my undergraduation. This time it was much more shattering for I had flunked a subject that I liked, and couldn’t wrap my head around why it happened.
But that incident turned out to be a major reality check and fortunately helped me manoeuvre in the right direction ever since. I witnessed my usually chill mother in a whirl of worry, over what my future is going to look like. Having been the supportive kind without ever imposing her aspirations upon me or even giving me any flak for my pitfalls, made me felt incredibly guilty of having let her down. But thankfully that guilt ignited in me a zest to prove after taking me through an initial phase of disappointment
Next came the hustling phase in the form of different internships, right in my repeat year. And lucky for me, I was able to learn so much about the field that my subsequent master’s degree felt like a piece of cake. The slog continued for two additional years with minimal earnings and naturally, a plethora of other struggles before I decided to take the big leap and start out on my own.
Today I’m an independent nutritionist with triple degrees and a much better headspace to my credit. For someone who was given up on, right from school, I truly believe I’ve come a long way. And what aided me throughout were actually all my flops. They’ve instilled in me this fierce work ethic whilst also ensuring that I don’t fall prey to my mistakes again. Now, solopreneurship does have its fair share of obstacles but nothing can come close to the freedom it entails. It’s made me realize that it’s truly different strokes for different folks!”
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