Blog Past: 2010-11

I wrote a series similar to the one I wrote this week a year ago:

Every year is different. Every year brings with it its own set of ups and downs. Many times, during sad moments, we ask why it is happening to us. The corollary to that is that we never do so in happy moments. Over the years, I have learnt to take the ups and downs, the happy and sad moments, in my stride.

The early years of being an entrepreneur in India in the 1990s were very difficult. That is where I learnt to recognise and accept failure. In some ways, it also taught me to experiment and try innovating – because more than anything else, it is the fear of failure that prevents us from trying something new and different.

Through the years, I have now learnt not to worry about failure. As I tell people, in my entrepreneurial life, I have probably failed with 15 ideas that I have tried to create. A few have succeeded, and that is what the world sees. But these successes were built on the failures that I learnt to accept and build upon.

And so it will be with 2011. There are many fresh ideas I have both in NetCore and on the Political front. Some will succeed, but some will fail. It will be for me to apply the lessons I have learnt through the past two decades and create something India and I can be proud.

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.