Am currently reading Brida, by Paulo Coelho. My God, I am loving every minute of reading it. 🙂
And there’s this particular tiny story, which really made me think.
Brida was complaining about not being able to do a piece of homework, because every time she started, it went wrong. She was about fourteen years then.
“Perhaps the times when it goes wrong are teaching you something”, said her father. But Brida was sure that she’d taken the wrong path and that there was no way to put things right.
Her father took her by the hand and led her into the living room, where her grandmother used to watch television. There was a large, antique grandfather clock, which has stopped years before because it could no longer be repaired.
“Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong, my dear”, said her father, looking at the clock. “Even a stopped clock is right twice a day”.
Now, isn’t that a great story ??? Just loved it and have been pondering over what the story is teaching, from yesterday.
Do you play games – the simple card ones in your computer ??? The Free Cell ??? OK, because Free Cell is my favourite game of them all. 🙂
Now, when you open the game for the first time for the day, the cards are always easily placed and you are certain to win that game.
You can call it as “Beginner’s Luck”, as Paulo tells in The Alchemist.
I also think that the computer is motivating you to go for another game. Only when you win a game, you are motivated to play more.
The second game might be little bit hard and the third quite difficult to win. But that doesn’t mean that the game cannot be won. The column of cards, which we started clearing is wrong, that’s all. Now, just get back to the beginning of the game, start with a different column and do it differently than the first time, then success is surely ours.
So, if something fails in life, don’t just get into the loophole – “Nothing works for me, and I always lose.”
Its just the method or the way taken is not right for you. Just try it totally different the next time, and see success kissing you. 🙂 🙂 🙂