Couldn’t resist putting up this quote

September 15, 2008 at 2:18 pm 11 comments

If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.

– Woody Allen

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  • 1. Syed Talha Izhar  |  September 15, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Nice post. 🙂

  • 2. Jehan  |  September 15, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Thanks Talha. Of course it proves one thing for sure – that I am innovative – since I have failed a couple of times. But it also shows that no-one can ever accuse me of not trying. 🙂 That is a greater crime – to not have tried at all.

  • 3. Syed Talha Izhar  |  September 15, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Then I am the Most Innovative Person for the year 2007-08 🙂

  • 4. عمار - aMmAr  |  September 15, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    But failing constantly or not achieving what you desire in the process takes a great amount of confidence from you. But life tells us that there is a great amount of luck also involved in success or failure.

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  • 6. Talha Izhar  |  September 15, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    @Ammar: True it does make your confidence level go down but one has to fight back and learn from the mistakes. Most people term Luck as Hard Work.

    And the failures faced initially in the career are due to the lack of focus on the objective. People try to do too many things at once instead of focusing on one area.

  • 7. Raza  |  September 16, 2008 at 1:55 am

    Like they say, you gotta make your own luck sometimes!

    Good quote btw!

  • 8. عمار - aMmAr  |  September 16, 2008 at 1:56 am


    What you call lack of focus is actually lack of opportunities. There is no such concept as career counseling. We are passed through the same Sugar cane machine in metric, intermediate and then we opt careers because they are “In” like some fashion thing 😛

    So yes freshies adopt the formula of ‘Ready Fire Aim’ but honestly they dont have much options nor guidance.

  • 9. Jehan  |  September 16, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Wow – what a discussion Woody Allen’s one liner has started.

    @Talha and Ammar, you are both right. Sometimes it is simply a lack of focus. Trying to do too many things instead of focusing on getting one off the ground first and seeing it through.

    As far as Career Counseling, or the lack of it, is concerned, what can I say? It is sorely needed. I know what you mean Ammar about kids opting for a field of study that their friends may have decided to take up, or simply because it is the ‘in’ thing. If the universities are not providing the guidance that is needed, our industry needs to do it. Some efforts are already in place but we need to do more.

  • 10. Em  |  September 16, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Good one!

  • 11. sana saleem  |  September 17, 2008 at 12:05 am

    Nice one 🙂


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