Success comes from experience and experience comes from bad experiences6 min read

We all have had that one bad experience which helped us to get closer to ourselves. Have you read about Yin & Yang? Or how opposites compliment each other? If you haven’t read about them then go on and read the whole article, you will love it. You will learn why Success Comes from Experience and Experience Comes from Bad Experiences…

Yin & Yang

I’m a believer of Yin and Yang. I believe what Yin & Yang describes how opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another.

Isn’t It so obvious that there can’t be a?day without night or cold without hot?

Well, it’s only obvious if you have not understood it. If I ask you the opposite of Cold, you will readily say Hot. But does it really the opposite of cold or it is complementary to cold. Now, if you will understand the dynamics of things then you will understand that it is not at all obvious. You see, cold is not the opposite of ‘hot’, in fact, cold cannot exist without hot.

Similarly, each and every aspect of life is Yin and Yang. It’s a law of duality (for instance, a?day cannot exist without night). Watch this wonderful video explaining about Yin and Yang…

Now, look back in life and think of all the decisions that you made and what is the consequences of that decision would have been. What would have happened if you would have elected for a different decision? The answer is that every yin has a seed of yang and you would have ended in the same place where you are now, only the experience would have been different. Because?this is the basic construct of the world we live in.

Practice Minimalism

Do not try too hard to change something outside which may or may not be in your control. Rather, make a change inside. That way you will be more calm, more relax and more aware. This will make you a better person. A more aware human beings with the more powers and a better understanding of the work. The world will work in THE WAY it supposes to work. With every good, there will be a bad (not the opposite but the complementary). Your life is completely yours and you can do anything with your life.

Minimalism is not that you should own nothing

Minimalism is the way of life. Do just what it takes to do, nothing extra, nothing more. It doesn’t mean that you should not use expensive cars or wear expensive clothes. It is not at all like that. Minimalism simply means giving more preference to something that matters to you. It may or may not be material, well, in most of the cases it is not material.?Minimalism is doing, having, giving something only when it is needed and in the right amount. It is applied to everything that we do every second. I have written a complete article on the topic of Minimalism which you can read here.

Bad Experiences

There are no bad experiences

There are no bad experiences

Again, if you have understood the concept of Yin and Yang, even slightly, then you will see that there’s nothing like a bad experience or a good experience. Each experience is equal. If you remove any one?pillar the other one falls automatically. It is the illusion of life. In fact, illusion itself is nothing but the reality in a?different form.

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You remove one thing and the other one vanishes automatically. The bad experiences are the Yin in your life. Every yin has a seed of yang inside it. If you have had bad experiences, then it is simply because of the dynamics of our world. Our world knows how to balance things in all aspects. The important thing is what you gained from it. That very thing will help you curate the purpose of your life.

The Purpose

The purpose of life

The purpose of life

At last, the only thing that values is your purpose in life. Have you acquired the sufficient knowledge that will help you to understand your true purpose in life? Each individual is here to fulfil a special purpose and if you are not contributing towards it then you will have to take another life.

Bhagwad Geeta depicts it wonderfully the struggles an individual has to undergo when embarking on a spiritual journey. Some of these struggles are related to one’s faith and the other to one’s determination to continue. For spiritual progress to be steady, we will need to follow one final piece of advice:

“You have to let it all go, fear, doubt, and disbelief. Only then you will realize the true meaning of your life”.

Did you get time to hear Mark Zuckerberg commencement speech?

The speech has gone a little old but the juices that it holds will remain with them for the rest of the time. Mark talked about the purpose, the purpose that made him the youngest billionaire of our time. He had a vision for Facebook and that was the reason he rejected?Yahoo and Microsoft with the biggest offer to sell Facebook.

Mark said that – The purpose is a feeling that you are a part of something bigger, something massive, something which holds the power to change the world. The purpose is not just yours, the purpose is a combined process. The way Mark has put it, he was making Facebook from the little dorm room of Harvard University and he thought that today I’m connecting the universities together, tomorrow someone else will connect the whole world. Only after years, he discovered that he was the one who connected the whole world. This was all made true because of the purpose that he had for himself and for the people related to him.

I would strongly recommend you to watch the video as it contains some of the most useful information that would help you transform your world and others.


I don’t know if you liked the article or not or understood what I was trying to convey. I’m on a quest of spiritual journey myself. I try to learn as much as I can get. This is my first article on this vast topic. It is really easy to read but takes years to understand and a lifetime to practice.

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  • Article By: Varun Shrivastava

  • Varun Shrivastava is an innovative Full Stack Developer at ThoughtWorks with around 4 years of experience in building enterprise software systems in finance and retail domain. Experienced in design, development, and deployment of scalable software. He is a passionate blogger and loves to write about philosophy, programming, tech and relationships. This is his space, you can get in touch with him here anytime you want.