“If failures still motivates you to try again, then you are in the right direction” Hardship, challenges and failures are partners with the purpose, passion and persuasion in the journey of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Management. Generally most people see the path of very successful people as bed of roses. They don’t get to see the thorns beneath it. People become famous because they have the courage to face the failures and many a times, failures are the guiding source in the journey towards success. Just the way Edison said, “I did not fail, but only found 9999 ways of how not to make a bulb”. While this is applicable to all the areas of our life, be it entrepreneurship, innovation or management, my colleague Partha, an ex-international basketball player liked it and said it’s so appropriate and applicable in the area of sports. He shared an interesting data about my all time favorite basketball player – Michael Jordan. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Wow! This is the spirit of a true winner. For Michael Jordan, every failure was only a motivational factor to win the next shot, the next game unlike many who just give up at the face of failure and uncertainty. Raj Raheja, my cerebrate friend shared a link and said, “click ~ Michael Jordan here to hear it from Jordon’s mouth. This further inspired me and reiterating that this very attitude made Michael Jordan the Air Jordan, flying high! image courtesy:

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