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Shah Rukh Khan REVEALS The Benefits Of FAILURE!

Shah Rukh Khan has had his own share of mostly highs and some lows in his 25 year long career in the tinsel town. From being an outsider to the world of Hindi cinema, he came,conquered,made it his own and now rules the industry.

In his recent interview with GQ magazine (January edition), Shah Rukh spoke at length about failures in life and how he copes with them. Needless to say, he ended up wrapping some valuable life lessons while discussing success and failure in the interview among other things of course.


Earliest memory of failure…

I remember running a 100-metre race in school, against boys who were a little older than me. Till that point, I’d been running with boys my age and I was used to being in the lead. In that race, though, I came fifth out of six or seven boys. As soon as the race was over, the school officials rushed over to the winners and whisked them off to the podium. There were people around, but no one came to me. It was the emptiest feeling.

How Failure is different from success…

Failure is something you face alone. Success has a lot of masters, friends and well-wishers. But failure is lonely. Still, it’s just as textured as success…It’s almost impossible to replicate either. With success, you can do everything you did before, but you’re not guaranteed the same results. It’s why you can’t pass success on to your children. When you talk to extremely successful people, they often sound cagey or vague when they’re talking about their accomplishments. It’s not because they’re hiding a secret; they genuinely don’t know how to explain their success. Failure is like that too. The only difference is that success comes with confetti and streamers; failure is that corner you go back to. You deal with it, and then you wake up and start all over again. It’s a process of emotional detoxification.

On the benefits of failure…

If you fail repeatedly at something, it can tell you that perhaps you’re not cut out for it. It can make you look at a situation more carefully, so you avoid repeating certain mistakes. It strips you of arrogance and can shake you out of your complacency. It can make you more humble and focused. But I think we say these things to make ourselves feel better, because the truth is, failure feels like crap. But it’s also inevitable.

On his share of highs and lows…

Both are transient. As human beings, we’re fixated on permanence. And that’s the biggest screw-up. We don’t want that holiday to end; we want to be young forever. But nothing is going to stay the same. We know it’s all going to end, and yet look at the conviction with which we wake up and go through every day.

So just believe in yourself 😉

Thank You 🙂

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