Never give up

These seem to be three simple words but they sum up the entire philosophy of life. We don't lose anything when we fail to quit but lose everything when we quit not to fail. In this era of cut - throat competition everyone wants to follow Darwin's theory of 'Survival of the fittest'. Survival does not mean the absence of failure but the ability to fight back. The pages of history are replete with anecdotes from famous personalities who have withstood the test of time, only to see their names printed in golden letters in the annals of history. The three P's necessary for success are patience, perseverance and prayer - a right combination of all the three can guarantee success.

What we teach at M.W.A is not only 'How to be successful' but also 'How to conquer failure' and 'How to convert failure into success'.

Success does not come overnight. All the efforts put through day and night of hard labour culminate in success.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Life's real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up.

We need to develop resilience. We need to follow Chennai's example. Chennai fought back during 2015 floods. Along with this came alive the touch of humanity. At times of distress, our latent strengths come to the fore.

I am reminded of Robert Frost's words when I think of the long journey to be made in making M.W.A one of the top schools in Chennai,

"The woods are lovely, dark and deep
But I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep
And miles to go before I sleep."

Mrs Sameen Fathima