There is a fundamental difference between "I failed" and " I didn't succeed". And the difference is, there is an invisible 'yet' at the end of the second sentence .
There is even a more fundamental assumption about success and failure. And that is our perceived definition of success.
It's been almost an year I am trying to establish a small business with my friend Palash. However, we are yet to make our first dollar.
I usually come across three opinions about our business from our families, friends and sometimes strangers. Here they are:
1. Are you kidding? You didn't make a single dollar in almost a whole year! You should just accept that it is a complete failure and move on!
2. Well, it is not a failure. Yet. All businesses start like this. You shouldn't lose hope. I am sure your success is not very far away!
3. How much did you learn in your entrepreneurship journey? I am sure it completely changed your worldview and made you a much better version of you!
Most of the time I am pretty sure about what my definition of success is. But sometimes I lose it. I am working on it.
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.