Tuesday, October 14, 2014
“Treat Your Failures as Experiments to Achieve Great Success” - Professor M.S.Rao
“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Recently I was invited as a keynote speaker by an eminent educational institution. I treated it as an opportunity to share my vision to build one million students as global leaders by 2030 and to inspire students to dream big.
The students belonged to engineering and management education. I was so amazed at their enthusiasm in the campus. I recalled my past when I worked as a professor in various educational institutions, and delivered my speech as follows:
It is essential for every individual to fail in life. If you don’t fail, you have not tried enough in your life, and you have not explored anything in your life. People have various kinds of fears - fear of criticism, fear of ill-health, fear of old age, fear of poverty, and fear of failure. Among all these fears, the ‘fear of failure’ is the biggest stumbling block for human growth. Although most people are ambitious and intend to rise high in their lives, they are scared of failures. They are scared of what others will think if they fail. They also have apprehensions that who will hold their hands if they fail.
We all have one life, and we must explore and experiment maximum to get the best out of us. It helps us lead a satisfying life leaving this world without any regrets. At the same time, we must learn lessons from each failure. We must treat each failure as an unsuccessful experiment, learn lessons for the reasons of failure to explore and experiment better next time. Such attitude and approach paves the way for success. Hence, what everyone must do is to list out the failures they encountered during their lifetime. They must also find out the reasons for those failures. What lessons they learned from such failures. What corrective action they can take in future to minimize their mistakes and maximize their success. Having such a systematic and scientific approach helps people overcome the stigma associated with failures, and to achieve success in life. Remember, to failure is not bad, but not to learn lessons from failures is bad. Hence, treat your failures as experiments; learn lessons; explore and experiment regularly to unlock your hidden potential to achieve an amazing success in your life.
Wishing you good luck!
"The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them." - Warren G. Bennis
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