Sometimes things turn out good and we end up as a winner. But there are other times, despite our best efforts, things don’t work out the way we had planned. Spending too much time dwelling in the past will prevent you from being successful in the future.

Looking at the medal hanging on the wall of my bedroom, reminds me of an inter-school badminton tournament which was held in 2016 in Mumbai. I had played extremely well and had reached the quarter finals. For the finals I was playing against my best friend Tina. She was a very strong player and I was very nervous while playing. As a result, I lost the match and with a  heavy heart I departed from the court. On reaching home, I hugged my Mom tightly and sobbed in her arms. I shared my feelings with my Mom as she was the only one who would understand me the best. She calmed me down by sharing a true story with me of a girl named Deepa Malik also known as the iron- willed lady, who has battled a spinal tumour that left her paraplegic and confined to a wheel chair. But by winning a silver for shotput in the recent paralympic games, she has shown the world that giving up is not her thing. She is also a swimmer, a motivational speaker and a biker. When you are ready to work for your goals with complete dedication and fight against all odds, sooner or later you will be successful.

Past gives us experience which helps us to shape our future. The past is where you learn the lesson. The future is where you apply the lesson. The present is the bridge between the past and the future. I realised that I should learn from my mistakes I made in the past and put in more hard work to achieve my goal in future. Future can never be predicted, but we can strive to make it better by means of past experiences.