The F word….

And no, its not what you’re thinking.
Read this wonderful speech by noted trader Paul Tudor Jones on Failure. Something everyone experiences. Something that no one talks about.
I’ve encountered failure. I’m sure you have too. All of us encounter some form of failure at every stage in our lives. What we do with our failure is what defines us, and helps mould us into the people we will become.
I think it is essential for everyone to face failure, to know that life is not always about roses and violins and standing on the first block on life’s podium. Life is about picking your self up from the ground, where you’ve fallen, bruised, and sorting your head out, waiting for your ears to stop ringing, and then start running again. Learning this time round, to watch ahead and look at the road below too.


About Kiran Manral

Kiran Manral published her first book, The Reluctant Detective in 2011. Since then, she has published nine books across genres till date. Her books include romance and chicklit with Once Upon A Crush (2014), All Aboard (2015), Saving Maya (2017); horror with The Face at the Window (2016), psychological thriller with Missing, Presumed Dead (2018) and nonfiction with Karmic Kids (2015), A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up (2016) and True Love Stories (2017). Her short stories have been published on Juggernaut, in magazines like Verve and Cosmopolitan, and have been part of anthologies like Chicken Soup for the Soul, Have a Safe Journey (2017) and Boo (2017). Her articles and columns have appeared in the Times of India, Tehelka, DNA, Yowoto, Shethepeople, New Woman, Femina, Verve, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Conde Nast Traveller, DB Post, The Telegraph, the Asian Age, iDiva, TheDailyO and more. She was shortlisted for the Femina Women Awards 2017 for Literary Contribution. In 2018, she was awarded the International Women's Day award for literary excellence by ICUNR and Ministry of Women and Children, Government of India. She is a TEDx speaker and a mentor with Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk 2017.
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5 Responses to The F word….

  1. smartassbride says:

    couldn’t have come at a better time for me! thanks!


  2. I needed it as well.
    Thanks a tonne.

    Much love.


  3. Sakthi says:

    “What we do with our failure is what defines us, and helps mould us into the people we will become”

    I am going to keep quoting this with permission from you


  4. Akhil Dua says:

    Well said, failure is the biggest opportunity we fail to recognize. It is like you said, all about the attitude you have once you have failed. Do you get up and run or do you just sit there and sulk?

    Success (without failure) makes you complacent and lazy. Failure on the other hand makes you wiser and live life to the fullest.

    Thanks to failure I will never stop experimenting and learning…


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