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Dad's advice: 'Failure is not bigger than you'

June 02, 2016 10:22 IST
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We'd asked you, dear readers, to tell us about your father's best advice to you.

Here, Sydney based reader Kuldeep Apte, 36 tells us how his father's encouraging words kept him going during his lean times.

Kuldeep Apte with his father

This incident happened 16 years ago.

It was the day my graduation results were declared. I'd failed in one of the subjects for the first time. I had never failed in any exam before.

I was upset. I thought about my parents and how they'd managed the expenses for my studies.

My father was working overtime. We were living in semi-slum area in Pune. I badly needed to pass the exam so I could start working.

When I told my father about my result, he paused for a while. He then told me, "Always remember, failure is not bigger than you. If not today, tomorrow you will be successful".

Those heart warming words from my father were a great support for me.

Eventually I cleared my exam, found a job and completed my Master's degree in Computer Science and worked in many multinational companies.

Whenever I take new step, I always remember my father's words and today, I am no longer afraid of failing.

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