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Ishant failed. So what?

Well, yesterday (October 19, 2013) was a tough day for Indian Cricket. And every soul in the country put the blame on Ishant Sharma. Soon after the match ended, Ishant Sharma was trending on Twitter.

Disclaimer: I am not a cricket expert and this is not a cricket article.

I am, by no means, a cricket expert. I do not have knowledge of his current form or what-so-ever. I was just surprised by the fact that whole country singled out one guy for the loss. It began an interesting thought – Are we, as a country, ready for failures?

I am an entrepreneur and most of my thoughts revolve around startups and entrepreneurship. Sorry for that. (please note the sarcasm ;) ). We all understand that startups have higher chances of failing. When we expect a huge company to emerge out of India, are we ready to embrace the failures? I, personally, feel that failure is a way to improve ourselves. I recently, wrote an article about embracing Risk and Failure for YourStory.

You can read the complete article here:

For a budding entrepreneur, I’d like to remind what Big B always says, “Seekhna band toh jeetna band!” (Stop learning and you’ll stop winning.)

As I quote in the article, “For a budding entrepreneur, I’d like to remind what Big B always says, ‘Seekhna band toh jeetna band!’ (Stop learning and you’ll stop winning.),” I don’t mind India losing a match. This loss will teach a lesson to either Mr Captain Cool or Ishant Sharma. No matter who does it and improves himself, it would be good for India, the country, at the end of the day.

Life is a journey, not a destination

Also, in the article, I quote Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Life is a journey, not a destination,” as a gentle reminder that one loss doesn’t matter much. Our blue boys have enjoyed every moment while practicing for the match (specially after that huge chase in previous match) and so they did while playing. It is the journey that matters and should be cherished.

I respect the patriotic anger behind the conclusion of the game, but let’s not single out one guy. Let’s accept the failure, improve ourselves and beat crush the opponent in the next game. :)

You can read the full article about embracing Risk and Failure here: