Recently I attended an event, NorthEast Calling festival at India Gate, New Delhi. In the event, Indian rapper who is also known as BK from Tripura performed one of his original composition #hashtag I want to be famous… The lyrics of the song played in my mind for a week, It made me contemplate about success and failure even more as I was writing the video description for a Youtube Channel. Failure is one of those ugly realities of life which is a common experience to all of us to some degree.
What is a failure?
My definition of failure might be a little different from the rest. For me, failure is missing out the fun in life or failing to enjoy the present moment. Failure is when I fail to recognize the cause of it. When I was in my younger days, failing in exams especially Math was the sole definition of failure. As I grow older, the definition of failure has become more complex and wide.
Why Do we fail?
No one wants to fail, but we all do! And if you have never failed, perhaps you have never gone out of that comfort zone. Mistakes could be many, but some failures are because we are ignorant and some are beyond our control. We fail because we are in learning process !! Almost everything in life requires to learn or try something that you have never done before. That’s why we fail.
What I learned from failure
I have faced uncountable failures, encountered disappointments and lost many battles. Through failure, I have learned to accept life’s outcome the way they are and to focus on the goals and purpose of life. When something hard in life strikes me, most of the time, I fail to enjoy the moment. Looking back, there has been a lot of time when I don’t appreciate the time but mourn or regret failing. Had I been more acceptable and flexible what came my way, I would have been a happier person. Failure reminded me to stand up when I fall. Be it a major or minor failure, it is a reminder for me that I am a step closer to my success.
Failure is just the other side of success. Come what may, I feel that success is what you leave behind when you go. Collecting and thinking of all the failures or broken dreams, I realized that failures pruned and shaped my life. Many great people experienced some sort of failure. Go ahead and never give up.
It is ok to fail, it is ok to be in bad position but don’t forget to get up.