Director's Desk

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Life is not a bed of roses they say. Man is destined to encounter difficulties, obstacles, and challenges on the path towards the goal. There might be failures too.

Most people fear failures and say “I am a failure.” It is to be understood that failure is not a person but an event. Failing at something is a temporary occurrence. What is important is that one learns from each failed attempt. It is acceptable to fail but it is not acceptable to repeat the mistake.

Everyone who has ever been successful at anything is bound to have gone through a number of failures. Failure is a stepping stone to success. Thomas Alva Edison, one of the greatest scientists of the modern era said, “I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

It is vital to treat failure as a learning opportunity, use it as a mechanism to reset the perspective, make a mental change and embark on a new direction. Failure is a great teacher that shows the right path to tread on. As Donald Trump puts it, “Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the War.”

Today’s youth is restless. They expect result immediately. Rome was not built in a day. Diligence, perseverance, determination, dedication and failures have to be handled with élan to finally achieve success..

The onus is on the education system. It should prepare the youth to accept failure as challenge.

With warm regards
S.R. Mishra
Director, IIT Ashram