Sunday, May 08, 2005

Over confidence, success, failure

On Adnan's post, I couldnt help but add my bit. We are brought up with a fear of failure. Failure is not to be tolerated. Flunk an exam and you are punished, pass it with distinction and you are showered with gifts.
In fact, you learn nothing from success, you learn from failures. The learning process stops with success. Adison didnt invent the bulb overnight. He failed hundreds of times before he managed to successfully invent a bulb that worked. But with every failed experiment, he learnt and got closer to how to do it right.
That's another angle worth looking at.

1 comment:

Adnan Farooq Hashmi said...

Well-said comarade ! Besides, if it weren't for the mistakes made and lessons learnt, I wouldn't have started the ZindagiXP blog in the first place. :)