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Failure is a test of how badly you want something


Hello there wonderful person,

How was your day 8 of lockdown?

Mine was a very productive day.

I made the above art  which is a part of an art challenge, Sktchy's #30faces30days, which is an international commmunity of artists. We get a muse in our inbox every day, and all of us draw the same muse. I decided to add the words to mine. I used an ordinary ink pen to make this one. I have posted the process of making it in my Instagram stories, which you can check out if you like.


I completed  reading a book (Murakami's Dance Dance Dance); I have posted a review on my instagram in my stories, and also added it to the 'highlights'  Books 1 and  Books 2, where you can see my reviews of over 60 books.

I also did an intense work out. Check out my friend's page for daily home workouts for losing  weight and belly fat which you can do without any equipment. (Especially check today's post)

If you have ever failed, then you know the sharp sting of failure. The feeling of inadequacy that washes over you. Don't give up.
If I had given up after my second book (Life is What You Make it) was rejected over 40 times, I would not have been where I am today. Today the book has sold over a million copies and has been translated into so many Indian languages and also Turkish. (My other books have been tranlated too)

Use the pain of rejection and channel it into something productive. Try a different avenue. Let it rest for a while. Then knock on a different door.
Bottle up that pain and plough through. Even after all of that, if it doesn't happen, then it means that your path was different, you learnt the lessons you were meant to and it is time to move on.

Leave me a comment, here in my comment box,(head over to  my blog if you are reading this in your inbox) and I will definitely try and reply.

Chin up. Smile! We're all isolated--together :)
Come back tomorrow and leave me a comemnt today!
Lots of love
Preeti

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  1. Well said Mam! Really learning a lot daily through your blogs and instagram stories. You are a blessing to us Mam πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ» Thank you so much πŸ˜πŸ’

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  2. Bahut achhe se aapne explain kiya ma'am. Failure and rejestion hume hmari true potential tk pahunchate h. Aapke post pdhke mera din bn gya,πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŒ»

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  3. Absolutely True Ma'am. We should never stop trying at any point in Life.

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  4. This portrait of the girl is so amazing and it it’s to the T! You are such a gem and hard worker. Hats off to your dedication! And your words always motivate and inspire us. You have an amazing perspective towards life no matter how dull the life is! How does it come?, I wonder! I guess it comes from more and more of will power. You are a HEALER! Undoubtedly! Keep inspiring and sending you back Quadrupled love! More power to you!

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    1. Hi priyanka
      Thank you so very much for the kindest, sweetest things you have said here. Deeply grateful. Yes, I am an empath and a healer too. I am happy to touch people's lives, and I have to protect my energies, else I will be very vulnerable. It has taken me years, and am at a good place now
      Love and light
      Preeti

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  5. Very well said and your drawing is Fabulous.

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  6. Like your posts.thanks for restart. I published 1 book on Hindi poetry and another is in waiting but I treat this as a part of failure because of no market capitalisation of work. Hoping a paradigm shift is essential.

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    1. Poetry doesn't sell! I have written over a 100 poems but apart from one commission in Conde Nast Mag, no one wants to publish or sell poetry. Sad fact!

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    2. Kamlesh,
      if it is a collection of poems, you might be able to do it. There is an app called YourQuote (available on both Android and Apple store) . Write your poems there (not in the post caption) and after you complete 50 poems on your YourQuote account, you can get your poems published and can sell it. You will have to market it on your own though.

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  7. Preetiji your sketches are so life-like.The girl you sketched came alive to me and whispered in my ear "I wonder where my artist Preeti ji gets so many wonderful coffre mugs with beautiful messages.I am still trying to ascertain the number of her collectibles.I guess there are 12 or is it 26?"

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    1. Thank you so much for your kindness Sourabh! And i think you might be right about the coffee mugs--i have never counted though :)

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  8. Preetiji as always love all that you do.Be it "Gajar ki gardening" or "Gajar ka tadka".I say this at the cost of sounding repetitive YOU are AMAZING and a SUPERWOMAN.

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    1. Haha..Thank you!! I am not, but sweet of you to say so!

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  9. Love seeing your sketches. They are life like! Love your dedication towards sketching, gardening, reading, writing, etc. I have failed many times in my life. When I realize I should get back on my feet and start over, it motivates me more. DANCE, DANCE, DANCE looks very interesting. Will definitely read it. Take care.

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    1. If you haven't read Murakami, I recommend a 'lighter' Murakami like Sputnik Sweetheart. Thanks so much!

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  10. I just love you love you love you for your existence.. you have no idea what impacts you are putting into my life.. few moments earlier, I was all crying over something and then this is what I get to read..
    Thankyou ❤️

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    1. Anjilina! Comments like your are what keep me going on. this blog. So happy I can help. Lots of ❤️

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  11. Hi Ma'am!
    Iam inspired by how much productive activities you do every single day. You inspire me a lot as an author and as a person. I would like to read or listen to you on your journey or path to becoming and being a successful author. I would like to know more about the paths, the struggles, the failures, the small steps and everything that lead you to be the person you are. Could you write a book or do a video or share on your blog about your wonderful journey? Iam sure there will be a lot of people who will be benefitted from it. I really really love your writing style, your characters and your view on life in general as portrayed through your characters.

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