Sunday, May 27, 2018

Key messages from my talk at Norbuling Rigter College in Paro

Photo of me giving the talk

No matter how many times you fall down, there is always a way to get up. When you lose your way in life and find yourself on the other side of the society, you should remember that there is always a u-turn somewhere to get back to the right lane. It is important to understand that problems are there just because there are solutions. When you find yourself stuck in between a rock and a hard surface, just sitting back and crying won’t solve the problem. You should keep on trying to push yourself up no matter how deep you think you have been sucked in. You should not care about how many times you have fallen down. You should focus on how to get up every time you fall down because as long as you keep on trying, there is always a chance to succeed unlike those who give up easily. The road to success does not run straight, It can even run through some of the darkest spots in life, but as it is popularly said, there is always a light at the end of a tunnel. This was the gist of my talk at Norbuling Rigter College in Paro which was organized by my office on 23rd May 2018 as part of the 14th episode of YouTurn, the monthly motivational talk for young people.

In order to show that behind every cloud lies a silver lining, I took the audience through some of the darkest tunnels of my life from where I came out as a stronger person. Having been through a series of ordeals in life right from my early childhood, most of my friends who know my story feel that I am a living example of how positivity can make a difference in life. My talk was therefore designed to transfer this positive energy to young people who are currently at different junctures of their lives.

Through my life story, I conveyed the message that nobody is born with a silver spoon in the mouth. Everybody has his or her own share of struggles to overcome in life. Only those who have the ability to convert their problems into a source of motivation for working hard can shine better. The world has no room for those who are pessimistic and complacent. When a problem hits you hard, you might think that the entire universe has come down crumbling on you. But if you just have the patience to turn around and look at the situation through a different lens, you will definitely find alternative ways to get out of it.

Another message I tried to convey through my talk was that everything happens for a reason. I lost my sight at the age of 9 because I was destined to go to school. Had it not been for my disability, I would have never got the opportunity to receive formal education. My disability therefore turned out to be a real blessing in disguise. Likewise, there have been many tragedies in my life that actually left me with greater wisdom and blessings. Today, I feel happy that I have been able to transform all the challenges into opportunities and look at life positively. I have actually put together all the broken pieces of my life and woven them into a beautiful spectrum of positivity and happiness.

I hope all the students in the audience got the actual messages I was trying to convey through my life stories. Personally, it was a very enriching experience for me. I would like to thank the Management of Norbuling Rigter College and my colleagues for giving me this special opportunity to talk about my own life in a bid to inspire youth to stay positive and strive for excellence in whatever they do.

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