I Decided To - Set My Mind First and Then My Career

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An inspirational story of CA Final Student who shares with us - How she Accepted the fact about her sudden deafness while doing her articlehsip. Must Read Story for MOTIVATION.

"I would like to start with this sentence - Before setting your career, SET YOUR MIND FIRST," says Ravina Mewani from Mumbai who is currently preparing for her CA Final exams.

"I have always been an average student all through my academic life. I opted for Commerce and Chartered Accountancy (CA) being the best option I went for it.

CPT (1st level CA exam) I cleared in the 2nd attempt. Then came IPCC (2nd level CA exam which consists of Group 1 and Group 2). I failed my IPCC 1st attempt. Initially, when I failed IPCC I cried, was super upset etc the same old stuff. The 2nd attempt I gave my best, cleared IPCC Group - 1 and started with my articleship from a small firm in Dombivali ( On clearing IPCC GRP 1 / both groups articleship can be started).

My articleship phase was a time of self-discovery, it was this time that I got to know the REAL ME. I got to know that I suffered from hearing disability that is - DEAFNESS.

I guess I developed deafness later in life as in school I never had hearing issues. It was during my articleship I realized that whenever I am in a group, everyone's voice wasn't as audible to me as when I talk on one to one basis.

As there is nothing to feel sorry about, I accepted my 'Deafness' with grace. However, the so-called 'Perfect People' around me used to make fun of me, laugh at me and call me names. It used to hurt me terribly. I used to cry. At social gatherings, it started getting weird as I couldn't hear properly so I would take a while to react. I felt disconnected. Though I accepted myself it used to upset me initially.

It was then I started watching a lot of videos which kept me inspired. Gradually I connected with people who 'Understand The Real Life'. That's when I accepted myself completely and transformed into a human filled with joy, love, and courage. Today I am in LOVE with myself. Nowadays I tell myself - Oh great I am deaf that makes me less exposed to nonsensical conversations?

I remember this incident where my friend and I both failed IPCC - Grp 2, my friend was sobbing and I was consoling her. I had forgotten that I had also failed. Actually, after accepting life I am always joyous. I took multiple attempts to clear IPCC, but I cleared and came out sane.

Now even CA Final I failed my previous attempt. I learned from my mistakes and studied again. I keep telling myself - Kya Badi Baat Hain CA Karne Mein, bahut Jano ne Kiya Hain, Kitne pass Huye Hain, Hum Bhi ho Jayenge and I stopped making it a big deal.

CA is a great journey, but I have not put my joy, happiness, peace of mind just for this degree. I know CA's who have cleared in ONE GO and are still miserable. Hence I say - Before setting your career, set your mind first. Mind control is important.

My Advice to all is -

  • I am also like you, putting in efforts to have a good life.
  • You don't need a degree to be recognized by other people, you need to have SELF ACCEPTANCE and SELF BELIEF.
  • Don't compete.
  • Don't make any issue a big deal!
  • Get stronger with every experience.
  • And remember CA is just a part of your journey, not your entire journey.

Today for the first time in life through facebook I am accepting myself of being 'DEAF' and so I can say I have conquered this fear. I am successful in my own way!!!

I would like to mention names of the people who changed my life and want to thank them Nick Vujicic Muniba Mazari Sandeep Maheshwari.

Lastly, Be a good listener, LISTEN TO YOURSELF FIRST!!!," she concluded.

P:S: If you need some MOTIVATION you can reach out to Ravina Mewani on ravina.mawani20@gmail.com/thecastory@gmail.com

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