001: My Failure Story and How It Changed My Life

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