Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better.

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”
Samuel Beckett

Dear friend, this is the first and probably the last time I’m writing on this topic. The thing is, so much have been said and there’s no need for another post especially on a blog that just got 400 hits. But still, lets just hope it helps. :)

When we are kids, the idea of failure is presented to us as a nightmare in our lives. So when we are grown up we don’t want to fail in anything we do. But when you learned how to walk, you fell over. Over and over again. May be you hurt yourself sometimes and also cried a little. But you learned to walk finally like you already knew it. Wouldn’t it be great if all us keep up this way of thinking about failures? I vote Yes!

Instead of being too hard on ourselves, after failure, we should rather give ourself a break and think about what we have learned. You might have got a bad grade at school, or your ego keeps tagging you as a loser, or may be you think it’s not normal and you are too old for this stuff. Let me tell you again (I mean you already know it), all the greatest figures in the history failed at some point in time in their lives but they learned and used it in succeeding. Henry Ford put it most eloquently: “Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently”. You can’t learn if you don’t fail. If you put effort and you fail, celebrate it because you have learned something you wouldn’t have if you succeeded. And if you think you didn’t even put effort, then there must be a reason. Find out that. I mean if I will ask My daughter to major in Biotechnology while she likes Literature, she’s obviously gonna fail.

And most important thing about failure is that it makes you stronger. You are able to handle things that you weren’t able to before. So watch Michael Jordan’s video and Cheer up! Happy failure :)

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Take a step toward your dreams

“A journey of a thousand Miles, Begins with the First Step” -Quote

Lately, i have been thinking a lot about the idea of success. What makes a person successful? What differentiates successful people from ordinary ones? Is there a set of rules to be followed to achieve success? Meditating on this questions really makes your head spin.

Everyone desires success (obviously means different things to different people) yet there are so few who actually put in effort.  And some of the people who are willing put in effort are just too hesitant to begin.  I have been a hesitant person all my life. It took me a long while to realize how much power and energy i was wasting. All i needed to do was to take an initiative.

It, no doubt, is absolutely wonderful what you can achieve when you assume the complete responsibility of your life and start following your dreams. And the most important word in the previous sentence is “start”. Yes, you will have to take the first step. Because it is usually the hardest and certainly the most important one. Believe in your dreams, take an initiative and hold onto that. Because the only thing between you and your dreams(success)  is the very initiative you are not taking. If you want to change your life, you will have to take the first step. I am not saying the rest would be smooth and easy but you cant really think of rest without taking the first step.

Take the first step toward your dreams, for only then you begin to accomplish them. :)

Are you taking initiative?