Why do we fall, Bruce?

Mr Wayne was teaching the young Bruce the realities of the life while asking the existential question in Batman Begins. Why do we fall, Bruce? It is an inspiring scene. Our lives will be much less complicated if we all understood the inner meaning of the question. What if we could bounce back within no time while at the same time learning from the mistake we made? This never happens in real life. One of my young friend recently had an Eureka moment when she was attending an interview where she realized a previous failure in fact helped her in scoring.

So my young friend was attending an interview in a dynamic young company. The interview was a very hostile one where there was rapid round of questions. She was unsure where all this was leading to. She had the necessary skill sets but the hostility was something which was not anticipated. As far as I am concerned, hostility during an interview is a trick. This simulates a high stress scenario. You can easily know if your candidate will crumble under pressure. Anyways, there was a series of rapid fire style of questions. All of a sudden, the interview panel was interested in a section of her resume which stated ex-entrepreneur. She had in fact run a small business a few years back.

She explained in detail about her business. She started off well but they were many things that didn't go well. As a result, she had to close down the business taking a good hit on the investment. According to her, there was a bit of excitement and also melancholy while describing it. As luck would have it, she got the offer before the week was over. The game changer was the entrepreneurial failure. Everyone tries hard not to fall down. For this reason alone, we are not sure how it feels like to fall down. Does it really hurt? Or was it worth the pain? If you fear the fall, you will not take the next step. At the same time, however hard you fall down, you need to pick yourself up and get going.

Tags: Musings,Entrepreneur,Falling Down,Mistake

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  1. I love this statement - esp the way it is said by Wayne.. And nice experience to share, happy that your friend got the job. Entrepreneurship really does teach us a lot of stuff which miss out in our regular lives.. Builds in a whole new look towards failure and life.. :)... Congratulations to your friend! :)

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    1. I will pass the message. An interesting thing someone said about the entrepreneur. "It is different from a regular job. In a regular job, you expect your bank balance to increase every 1st of the month. In business, you may not see any highs for a stretch. If you are ready to deal with it, then you can be an entrepreneur".

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  2. This is a lovely post with a simple, yet strong message Nona. Congratulations to your friend on getting the job.

    Cheers,

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    1. Thank you. I will let my friend know about your thoughts

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  3. Interesting that your 'young' friend survived :P

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    1. :) More than interesting it is the perseverance!

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  4. Nice article. We must know how to get up after a fall.

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    1. Just get up and run even after a fall!

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