Friday, 18 January 2013

Failure : What is it!

Dictionary meaning of failure are ‘someone’s failure to do something’ or ‘facts of someone not having done something’. It is also termed as unsuccessful. For all of us failure is nothing new. Large section of people sees failure as something bad. We have one life to shine/achieve/attempt/fall/rise in our dream goals. We cannot consider ourselves incapable but surely we can anticipate on our unsuccessful attempt and re-frame the path or the goal to dilute the pain of repeat failure. Top of this we should also learn from other mistakes.

Pass/fail and success/unsuccessful are different names of result one get for his attempt. All of us know that result is something which is not in our hand/control. Then why these people who dare to attempt are more criticised compare to those who have never made attempt. Let’s find out who consider himself/herself so symbolic to criticise the darer’s lot. Where do they exist? Answer is simple these symbolic people exists in our society, it is between one of us. It may be within us as well to some context. I am saying so because if we blame society then we need to ponder what does society comprises of? Therefore we will finally zero down to ourselves. The ghost who hunts down people with failure lies within us. So the change should start from us. In coming days we will be representing the society which always get blame for hardening its stand on failed endeavour. Constructive criticism is beneficial as it helps in improvement but an allegation in criticism is not healthy.  

The great achievers such as Gautam Buddha (spiritual teacher), Thomas Alva Edison (an American inventor and businessman), Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata (an Indian industrialist), Dhyan Chand (The Wizard of Hockey), William Shakespeare (an English poet and playwright), Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (Indian Politician, Iron Man of India), and Steve Jobs (Founder, Apple) to name few are inspiration to many. One thing what is common among them according to me is that surely they would not have cared for society allegations when they went ahead to achieve the unachievable in their life. Also they were a common man like one of us. I am sure readers have lot of different view/comment/prospective on this topic so I personally request if you happen to read this blog put your point of view in comments section so that this topic can touch its completion. The new reader will surely get more insight then I am currently with.

It is not easy to bring change in society to soften its destructive criticism but a change in each individual can help thoroughly rub the strident rock. Everyone praises the achiever and of course I agree that they are meant to be honoured for their achievements but we cannot be miser in use of our vocabulary for those who resolute. Let’s see from another angle from gain/loss which is easy to understand in this era, about the gain we have by shedding our mentality of viewing attempter as loser. First and foremost gain is that our society will be enriched from positive thinker who believes in trying/doing new things. Fresh air of motivation will be pumped in this era of competition. We will have no loser. We will be helping humanity who has lost hope of trying due to intense fear of result and its aftermath mental consequence. It is human nature who has transformed our society of wisdom to society of competitions/innovations and finally to society of wealth generators. So we the youth of 21st century can take lead to transform our society to society of enthusiasm. I welcome you all to suggest better name of society in comments section. At present I can think of enthusiasm because it will lead to equal opportunity and a step towards equality which is largely missing in this wealth generator society.
To end my note I would like to quote Edison view on failure I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. Thomas A. Edison. Surely this line will keep inspiring us to TRY.

 Thank You!
Satender Kumar Mall
Twitter : satenderiiit


  1. An awesome and remarkable blog Satender.
    It will certainly motivate and inspire the people to change their philosophy. Many people don’t even wish to try just because of the fear of failure but they never forgot to make laugh of a person who tried but failed in his attempt.
    They should at least appreciate the effort which he made, for which they don’t have the dare. He is far better than those people because he has the strength of facing the fear of failure. This fear is present inside almost every one and we will have to change our thinking to remove this fear from us. I am also one of them and don’t even try for many thing because of the fear that result will not be good.

    Thanks Satender for sharing your views with us and doing something for a good cause

  2. Thank you Nikhil, Hope your words come true and our mentality changes from laugh to appreciation.

  3. thx Satender you have a positive thinking and this will help so many peoples

  4. Learning from other failures is difficult since often you don't get full picture what caused the failure and all surrounding factors which lead to that failure. So if everyone had time to repeat some of failures done from other people he will get great insight how things been done not to fail and will start value time which someone spend to find way forward.

  5. Great piece of work sirji.... Lots of positive things to learn and very inspiring...i would like to add one more line to it...
    Failure can only win if we give up....

  6. "The easiest thing to do in this world is to Criticize" Remember this and move on

    1. You have hit the bulls eye Sourabh. Your line will inspire millions.

  7. Satender I think you and anyone interested in why failure is a good thing should read this: - some great examples of where we would be without failure and how much we need it

  8. Nice one Satender! keep going :)

  9. Good Satender...
    Reading through give lots of things to think about.

    I believe one can achieve as much as he can dream...


  10. I totally agree with your thoughts Satender. I am sure your views is to change the whole community, but I have different vision.

    I think its ones responsibility to think the way he wants to, but not be afraid of what others think. If you happened to seen one of the most inspiring movie ever "The Purshit of Happyness" - there is beautiful quote which says:
    "Don't ever let somebody tell you... You can't do something. Not even me. You got a dream... You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it"

    So I think if you change the way you feel about yourself and if each individual start this feeling, then there will not be any sense to what others what do you feel??

    1. Well presented thought Shiv, Here I think you have done justice in writing in your view as you presented the message in more appropriate way is what i feel...

      Waiting for your comments on my other blogs as well...