Failure is not opposite to success; it’s a part of success - PIET Sanskriti Senior Secondary School

Failure is not opposite to success; it’s a part of success

Failure is not opposite to success; it’s a part of success


One can’t be triumphant all the time. The bitter taste of success is much bitterer than the sweet taste of victory can ever be. This can be a certain reason why failure scares people much more than victory inspire them. No one ever desires to fail. Everyone yearns for success. Even so, the irony is that success and failure are not always guaranteed by our efforts or our aspiration. Sometimes, even when people give their best shot, they lapse at what they do, and this is what pushes them into tasting the dreaded.

How to dole out with failure? There are much kind of people in this world- optimists, pessimists, impatient, determined and dedicated, stubborn and obstinate. The way a person deals with his/her failure depends substantially on the kind of person they are. For instance, an optimist will see something good in his failure and make it to be his stepping stone to success.

On the contrary, a pessimist will essentially become more wary and stop taking risks all together. An impatient man will cry and whine for a while and then either, simply give up or get back on his feet soon again and give the whole thing another try. Likewise, a stubborn and obstinate man will deny the mistake that he made and perhaps, blame someone else for his own failure.

Though every person’s interpretation of management of failure remains different, there are certain things that a person can do to manage failure or deal with it in a much better way. The first thing to do when one fails is to look back in retrospect and analyse the point where one went wrong. This is important to ensure that the mistake that the person made in the past, stays in the past and does not get repeated ever in the present or the future.

Once a person knows where they went wrong, it is also important to embrace the mistake that they made. Until and unless, a person accepts that they made mistakes, they can never find any room for correction or betterment.

The life of  great men like Thomas Edison tells us that our ability to manage the failure depends very largely on the way we choose to look at things and the perspective that we create. The truth is that the failure as well as the success is more in the mind than they are. To be able to manage failure or for that matter, even success, what a person needs to manage first is his own mind. We should always remember that “Process is more important than result.”


Prateeksha Jha

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