Imagine you meet someone for the first time and get talking
“So where did you do your MBA from?”, you ask.
“Wtf! Who does their MBA from gujarat. This guy looked smart to me!”, you think to yourself.
“Oh ok. Where from in Gujarat?”, you ask.
While this scenario is fictitious, it represents our life in a weird way.
The guy stated a fact. IIM Ahmedabad is indeed in gujarat.
But the truth you established from that fact, was driven by your biases, your perception.
And until you clarified, that truth would reside in you, as a fact.
The truth is merely a reflection of your beliefs, values and experiences.
It is unique to you
It’s your view
And it’s not an absolute
The truth is not a fact
It’s a feeling
I experienced something similar years ago.
Facts also do not always represent the journey.
Benchmarks of success cant benchmark the struggle and triumphs conquering them.
They will always be personal.