In the first episode of The Astridelle Podcast, I share my failure story and how it changed my life. Today I reflect on a series of failures that altered my life. There was a time in my life where I felt incredibly stuck and overwhelmed with self-doubt, fear of failure, and insecurities, but I had to be honest with myself about what I actually wanted in life, though it wasn’t easy.
Looking back, I see my failures as major life experiences that made me what I'm today.
Instead of avoiding failure, we will have to embrace failures as a part of our journeys.
Failures help move us in the right direction.
In this episode we explore:
[00:15] - Welcome Note
[01:58] - I discussed how I look at my failure story
[02:40] - I shared how my failure story revolves around grades
[03:20] - The insecurities I faced while growing up
[06:10] - Fall down of my grades due to lack of self-belief
[12:20] - How I stopped worrying about grades in my 11th grade
[13:35] - Unexpected 12th-grade marks - How it affected me?
[15:30] - How I look back at my past and my marks
[17:00] - My dream college and entrance test failure
[20:20] - How I overcame my fear about marks and grades and how I took it as a challenge
[24:00] - When you fail it means that you haven't found the right way of reaching your goals/dreams
Our failures don't define who we are.
You can't let a certain aspect of your life define you who are
Don't let fear and failures take you down
Your life doesn't end with grades, marks, and friends
Failures are not what you are. You should embrace them
Failures are a constant source of inspiration and motivation.
When you fail it means that you haven't found the right way of doing it