It was a boring weekend in February and I, my wife and my son had no activity to do. So we decided to assemble the furniture we bought a few days back.
We opened the box, took out the manual and then organized all parts in a specific order. My wife brought our multi-bit screwdriver. And then we started assembling the pieces one by one.
But every time we were assembling a new piece, we were having a challenge. Every single piece needed a different bit in the screwdriver and it was nowhere documented which bit fits into which part. So every time we were trying the bits one after another until we found the one that fits.
Every time a bit was not fitting, we learned something very important. We learned that it doesn’t work. We kept that bit aside and continued to try with another one.
The question is, what if we didn’t keep that bit separate from the other bits? Yes, it would have taken much longer for us to figure out what fits what.
A failure is a success in figuring out what doesn’t work. In other words, when we fail, we are one step closer to be successful.
And, all bigger successes are nothing but a series of such small failures.
Have you ever celebrated failure? You should!
Abhimanyu Gupta lives in Chesterfield, Missouri with his wife Nilanjana & son Anusurya. His profession is software testing and his passion are music and books. He can be reached via Email, LinkedIn or Facebook.