Success through failures

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In the English language, Success and Failure are the reverse of each other. There opposite meanings and outcomes give a feeling that these two can never be the same. However, in real life, success and failure go hand in hand. There is no success without failure and no failure, which does not have, potential to show success.

As I mentioned earlier, Passion is a form of persistence, which is driven by interest than by outcome. The key ingredient in this journey of passion is the taste of success and failure. Keeping this in view, we must accept failures with open arms as they help make us wiser and help us move closer to success.

There are several examples in each of our lives, which we can take inspiration from.


“ Do not see failures ,but just another way of doing it“


I have few, which I get inspiration from.

J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter novels was waitressing and on public assistance when she was writing the first installment of what would become one of the best selling series in history. A dozen publishers rejected the book. The only reason it got published at all was because the CEO’s eight-year-old daughter begged her father to publish it.

“Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential.” – J.K. Rowling

It might come as a shock, but the man who became what many would call the best basketball player of all time didn’t make his high school basketball team.

“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games.On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot, and I missed.

I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” -Michael Jordan

Thomas Edison was both hearing impaired and fidgety. He only lasted three months in school where his teachers said he was “too stupid to learn anything.” His mom eventually home schooled him. In talking about his invention of the
light bulb, he said:

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that do not work.” – Thomas Edison

True passion is what these three examples through up. They did not see failures, but another way of doing it. Failures do through up negativity, but those who overcome that quickly, see success ultimately.

Alok Kumar

Alok Kumar is Managing Partner of SRKay Consulting group, a private equity company, nurturing innovative ventures. Alok also serves on the board of ICCL (Indian Clearing Corporation Limited - A subsidiary of BSE- Bombay Stock Exchange) as an external advisor for technology and information security. Prior to this, Alok had been Managing Director of Sears IT & Management Services India Private Limited (SHI) since its inception in December 2009 and served in the same position till very recently. Having been in senior IT management positions in Fortune 500 companies, Alok has won several national and international awards. Alok is instrumental in planning and setting up SHI and thereafter growing it to a multi-locational thousand-plus people organization. Over the last five years, with his strategic vision, Alok helped SHI grow roots in India, develop and support technology applications and infrastructure across core mainframe, cutting edge e-Commerce and big data technologies. With his unique people-oriented transformational leadership style, Alok turned SHI into one of the most valued investments of Sears, garnering great ROIs, and creating value much beyond cost arbitrage. Under his tutelage, SHI has filed two patents and is recognized widely for its best practices in various areas, the latter, currently featured in Indian Institute of Management (IIM) case studies. SHI also became a CMMI Level 3, PCMM Level 3, and ISO 20000 certified organization. Alok is a widely acclaimed corporate leader in India today. He regularly participates and leads various forums as a keynote speaker and is an author of several books in different genres. Alok has several awards to his credit. He is particularly known in the industry for his people management skills and innovative ideas in improving the productivity of employees through unique people practices. He has been credited with the following industry awards: ¬ Emerging Leader of the Year award 2013 by IndiasGreatest.com ¬ Game Changer CEO of the Year 2013 (SHRM) ¬ CIO 100 - The Bold CIOs - 2008 (Reliance Infosolutions) ¬ CIO - Ones to Watch Award 2008 (Reliance Industries) ¬ Extended Manager Award - CIOL 2004 (Tata Teleservices) As an able leader of SHI, Alok got SHI recognized widely in the industry with the following several awards: ¬ CII Award for HR Best Practices in 2014 ¬ Global Excellence in Outsourcing Award - AIOP (Phoenix 2013) ¬ IT Innovation Award (Design & Engineering) - Computer Society of India 2012 ¬ Golden Company of the Year - Economic Times 2011-12 ¬ 7th Employer Branding Awards - World HRD Congress (Mumbai, India) 2013: • ‘Asia’s Best Employer’ Award • ‘Best HR Strategy’ in line with business • HR Leadership Award • Talent Management Award by Bloomberg TV India ¬ Employer Branding Awards - World HRD Congress (Singapore, Asia) 2013: • 7th rank in ‘Asia’s Best Employer’ award • Award for ‘Best HR Strategy’ in line with the business • HR Leadership Award Other recognitions: Alok had served on the distinguished panel of NASSCOM's GIC (Global In-house Centers) National Council members. The council members play a key role in major initiatives of the industry and include the torch bearers of IT industry as panel members. Books and Papers: Alok is an established author, with three books to his credit. Alok’s third and latest book, a novel, “The Spy from Unaula” is a 2015 publication. A handwriting analysis enthusiast, Alok collaborated with his wife Nandani on the book, “Handwriting Speaks” in 2006. “Value Sourcing – Future of IT Outsourcing” was co-authored with Keith Sherwell (currently CIO, Altice USA) and was released in 2013. Alok also researched and published two whitepapers: a. “Creating next generation captives” talks about the best practices that are helping generate higher value from the IT company captives.

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1 Response

  1. Vijay Shirke says:

    Sir,

    ”Do not see failures ,but just another way of doing it“ what a fantastic motivational word. The Next generation would certainly get inspired by the provoking thoughts…Great going sir. Happy to have developed my skill sets under your mentiorship

    Regards,

    Vijay

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