I am completely BLIND in my right eye.
When I was 5 years old a sharp object went into my right eye while playing with my friends.
I was too young to feel depressed about it then. However, as I grew older I realized my family used to consider me ‘Less-Abled’ and were always worried about my future, that’s when the loss of an eye hit me
I decided to Pursue CA from ICAI. The first level was easy (CPT), I cleared in the first attempt. However, the second level exams (IPCC) I kept failing.
There were days when I wanted to give up as I had a lot of pressure to work as my family needed me to contribute financially to the household. However, I kept reminding myself that FAILURE IS DELAY, NOT DEFEAT and kept pushing, though mentally I had decided if I fail one more time I would give up.
Luckily I cleared in the 3rd attempt.
My tough phases made me understand how I had to win in my mind first before actually winning in reality.
I used this funda and cleared CA Final exams easily.
I learned a big lesson here- We Become What We Repeatedly Keep Telling Ourselves. Positive SELF TALK can create magic.
After becoming a CA, I worked in a steel plant, then in a Bank and recently I started my CA own practice.