With increasing competition in every field of life, not only kids but also we, the parents, are scared of failures. Rather than teaching our kids how to handle failures in life, many of us tend to raise them with the idea of perfection and victories.
Our unchecked obsession with success tends to push us to create immense pressure and fear among our kids about failure. No wonder the W.H.O. study found that India has the highest suicide rates among those aged 15 to 29.
But, there are some inspiring stories that show how failures not only build us stronger but also act as stepping stones to success. Because, without failures, there is no real success.
One such story is of Rukmani Riar. She proved how not letting the failures to break us is a recipe for success. Her story is an inspiration for every parent and kid, who doesn’t want to give up on their dreams just because of the failures.
Rukmani Riar’s Inspiring Story
Born and brought up in Chandigarh, Rukmani Riar has always been a hardworking student. Though she consistently topped her class, there was a time in her life, when she failed.
When Rukmani Riar moved to a boarding school, she was unable to cope up with the pressure, which led to her failure in class 6 exams in Dalhousie’s Sacred Heart School.
But rather than letting her failure break her determination, she focused and bounced back in life. She feels her failure made her learn a valuable lesson that laid the foundation of her dream of becoming an IAS. She not only cracked the Civil Services exam in the first attempt but also became UPSC all-India second topper of the 2011 batch.
While recalling how her failure turned into a stepping stone for her success, she told Rediff in an interview:
“Ever since I failed in Class 6, I am scared of failure. It can be very depressing. But after that incident, I made up my mind that I won’t sulk and complain. I will work hard and give things my best. I believe that if one decides to persevere and come out of that phase, nothing can stop you achieving success.”
Rukmani is a believer in hard work and dedication. In an interview with IBN Live, Rukmani said,
“My hard work has paid off and I am very happy. I credit my parents, teachers, friends, and above all god for the success. My message to aspiring candidates is that consistency, hard work, and persistence is the key to success. Go for it. If I can do it, everybody else can, and nothing can stop you.”
At IFORHER, we are proud of Rukmani Riar to come forward to share her story of failure across the society, that is obsessed with ranks, marks, and packages. We feel its high time to not only help our kids in embracing failure but also let them celebrate it. Because only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly!