Failures redefined…..

failure-sucks“Fail faster, succeed sooner”, isn’t It true?? Actually, what are failures?? These are the part and parcel of our life. When I see around, many of my friends call themselves failure because they could not make it to their dream company in their campus placements or they could not score their anticipated rank in GATE. We fail each and every time we try something out of our comfort zone. So, a life without failure is a life without learning. I am not preaching about failures, but it’s what I feel when I see many people suffering from claustrophobia because of failures.

success_failure_opp_largeIn fact, failures and success are just ephemeral states of life waiting to be washed away with determination, hard-work and conviction. Success requires no explanations whereas failures permit no alibis. Success makes us receive admiration, felicitation, kudos and high-fives, on the other hand failures automatically deluge us with tantrums, depression, demotivating words etc. If success and failures are temporary then why should we bother about the words of society but we should be committed to what we love to do! Because we always see success and failures with respect to “kya kahenge log” , but we should not forget that “logon ka kaam hai kehna.” We have become so thin-skinned with the words of our peers that we don’t even try with the fear of what will happen, if I fail? The answer is I would feel happy for trying. So, any success or any failure is not eternal it’s just a momentary state.

failure-is-success-if-we-learn-from-it11Now how should we take failures then?? Abraham Lincoln was the paragon of failures, his life was full of failures still he made it by becoming the president of USA. It was only because he took some learnings and insights from his each and every failure and then capitalised on what he had. In fact, failures mould our thoughts, shape our destiny by causing the unsymmetrical bending of our mind. We must understand that success comes from experiences, experiences come from bad experiences and bad experiences come from failure. We should take our failures as stepping stone for success instead of seeing it as the stumbling block on the road to success.

keep_moving_forward_620And what to do after failure ? Most of us just give up, saying that it’s not my cup of tea, others just try again but with a suspicion and fear of failure. Whereas some winners just arise, awake and stop not till their goal is achieved. The moment, we realise failure as a chance to grow, as a chance to improve, as a chance to learn, the whole perspective about life changes, our super-human mode becomes active. So don’t bother about failures but again fasten your seat belt to propel yourself against the wave of life in a period of hardship. Failure is our best teacher, so just learn and execute your learnings from failures.

Climbing-The-Rocky-Mountain-At-Sunset-1024x1280And successful people not get lucky but they create their luck by not giving up, because any success is much less about IQ and much more about I CAN. And whatever your failure is my friend, just don’t quit but bear the pain. Just remember the words of Agneepath,“Tu na thakega kabhi, tu na thamega kabhi, tu na mudega kabhi, kar sapath, kar sapath, kar sapath, Agneepath, Agneepath, Agneepath!!”

I would like to conclude with some magical words, “Pain is temporary, it may last for an hour, or a day, or even a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place, if I quit however, it will last forever.” Just do it and keep on learning from failures, “Kyunki jo hota hai, ache ke liye hota hai, aaj bhale hi samaj na aaye, par aage ja ke samaj mein jarur aayega, ki aisa kyun hua tha mere sath.” And just keep on saying,“kosis karne walon ki kabhi haar nhi hoti.”


About Ravi Shankar

PGDM, IIM Bangalore, Class of 2017
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2 Responses to Failures redefined…..

  1. Nisha Sharma says:

    well said!!!

    Liked by 1 person

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