TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
Deconstructing ‘Failing Forward.’
Man is always hungry for power. And power can be attained only through rigorous success. Humans throughout the ages have been trying to derive a perfect formula to make sure they achieve success at the first go. If one fails at an attempt, he gets instantly discouraged. Failure is considered equivalent to something shameful or a sign of weakness. But what professionals refuse to understand today is that success is not a one-time process. Repetitive efforts with stagnant dedication lead to progress. Particularly in the Silicon Valley, each and every member of this field is so ambitious that there is no room for failure. It is important to realize that failure is inevitable in the journey that leads to success. One does
not become inferior or inefficient if he comes across failure. Failure is a sign of trying hard towards achieving your goal.
There has been no great personality who has become successful at once. Thomas Alva Edison was such a failure as a student that his teachers said that he was too stupid to learn anything. Despite receiving such discouragement, Edison went on to create the first source of artificial light for mankind, the electric bulb. After this, he continued working on his theories and currently has over 1,000 patents in his name. This proves that he wasn’t someone who would give up due to failure, but instead worked upon rectifying his mistakes. If a slight downfall or dejection can have an adverse impact on an individual, then success might seem like a long lost dream to him. To cope with failure with an optimistic outlook for the professionals of the Silicon Valley, the term “Failing Forward” was coined.