I don’t hate setbacks. I used to when I was younger. (I was an impatient child).
But, I’ve come to appreciate setbacks. They always make me appreciate my position more. You see, while success does often inspire us to look back on our journeys, we often look back through the rose-coloured glasses of happiness and accomplishment and forget just how hard we have worked to get where we are.
But, after a setback, I find myself thinking on the hardest times I’ve faced in the past, on all the previous failures that I’ve needed to get past so that I could keep going, in an effort to remember how I did it so I could do it again for the latest stumble. Those setbacks remind of what I’ve gotten and I remember just how hard its been to get so far.
Setbacks have also taught me patience and perseverance. Without them, I would be a poorer individual with a weaker character. I would not appreciate my journey as I should.
Finally, setbacks have taught be to be patient and trust in Allah (SWT). That is the most valuable of all. I have learnt to accept that things will not go according to my own plans but that if they are meant to happen, they will happen, no matter how many setbacks there are in the process. All I need do is try my best and have faith.