Grow From Your Mistakes
Grow From Your Mistakes3 mins 158 3 mins 158
Pune. It’s a place that has given or shaped many people's lives, and so did mine. I got placed in Pune. But, this was not the end of struggle after my law school, but it was the time to face some more kinds of problems. And, I was sure that I would be able to face them and grow from them.
Mistakes after mistakes were happening where I joined. I was trying my best not to commit any further mistakes. But, maybe the luck was not on my side. During those days, I couldn’t talk to my colleagues, my mood used to be very unpleasant and odd.
Then, finally, I got called from my boss to his chamber. I was prepared that, they will kick me out. The boss doesn’t seem to be in a good mood. When I entered, it all started, the way I thought. He screamed a lot at me and tried to make me understand the level of expectation they have from me. But, I just couldn’t speak anything. That time a lot was going in my personal life. It was the day when I cried a lot in my office washroom.
I am very bad at accepting criticism. I just can’t handle them. Every day, I used to get a screaming from my boss. Then, after returning back home from the office, I started to question myself and make my mind that I’ll try my best not to do any further mistakes. Those days, my mind used to have so many thoughts floating. I can think of every positive and negative aspect of things. I started talking to myself with weird questions, such as 'Is this is the thing I really want to do, what am I doing with my life, Am I such a dumb person' and many more.
I started listening to some videos on youtube on how to balance personal and professional life. Videos such as, how to develop soft skills, technical skills, and how to have a focus on work irrespective of anything going on in your life. I started seeing differences in myself within the end of the first week. I suddenly became good at researching case laws and doing fewer mistakes in data attribution from contracts.
After one month, the day came when all juniors were called for an urgent meeting from one of our seniors. Many things started coming into my mind. Have I committed any mistake again? The boss also joined the meeting. The meeting started with pointing mistakes of everyone, stating the contract number and the clauses. My turn came, I was very prepared with my notebook and pen. But, my boss with a smile in his face applauded my work in front of everyone. I just couldn’t believe. I was so happy that day. I just couldn’t digest the fact that I was the one who had not done any mistake. It was the day, I was waiting for. Have faith in yourself, try to accept criticism, and try more to look on the positive side of the coin. If you challenge yourself every day, I assure you that it will definitely bring a change in you, and will give you more strength to face any other problems in life.
Now, it had been three months of me joining the firm. I am very happy for everything that had happened to me and shaped me to become a little more professional to my work. Therefore, try to assess yourself that where you are lacking and do the hard work to polish it. Lastly, I want to convey that "Not every people get the chance to live up to their dreams, if you get a chance use it and make most of it".