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Success Is Not Final, Failure Is Not Fatal, It Is The Courage To Continue That Counts

Wow what a timing! Two days before GATE results and I read this “Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts”. This is a very powerful statement and true after every single result in life. Whenever we face some result we need to look at this. This post is dedicated to all those who did awesome in GATE and all those who gave their best but finally landed in shock.


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This state came as a great inspiration to me since a long time. Being an average student has helped me every single time I was depressed. Just to share with you all, I have never been a class topper and on the same time in every beginning of the semester I used to get ready to beat the best student of the class. Because I was friends with all topers in class, I couldn’t get a chance to share with them.

As the life moves you will realize that this statement is true and that every single word in it perfectly suites anyone in any situation. When I looked back and tried to trace topper in engineering and M.Tech, I felt that it is really hard to find them, even in this era of internet and connectivity. Where have they all gone? Is it that their success has shown them something in a form of a final destination and they have decided to stay there? Probably true.

Another thing I learned from life and experience is that every failure lands you in a better opportunity. If you had gone to IITs, you might have probably not thought about PhD. If you had been accepted by some central university for PhD, which I was trying hard, you wouldn’t have seen the IITs and their life. I missed an IBM job offer, even after receiving the best PhD student award, but I ended up joining Samsung which offered a much better position.

To cut the long story short, GATE results are not going to shape your life, It is totally your approach to move forward in your life that’s going to. Bad GATE result might even land you in a state of shock, depression and hopelessness or make you think about where you went wrong and how you could recover from it? Good GATE result might either make you happy and contended or make you even more desperate to achieve your excellence? These are all matters in life.

Let me share a snippet from Allah Iqbal (I am a diehard fan of him), who is a great Urdu poet, who also wrote “Sare Jahan Se Acha Hindustan Hamara”.

Sitaron se aage jahan aur bhi hain
Abhi Ishq ke imtehan aur bhi hain

Its close English translation is below. Please I would remain thankful if someone gives me a better translation of it.

There is lot more world beyond stars
Still there is a lot be testified in love (or) Still there is a lot to face in love

The poet says that there is a lot to do after a success and there are many more tests to be faced, don’t think it is an end of the Game. Success or failure in GATE exam is not all. There is a lot to come for both GATE and non GATE students in coming days. Stay cool and keep in touch with Inspire n Ignite.

Picture Abhi Baaki Hai (movie is still remaining)

Wish you all a great luck in M.Tech 2011 Admissions.


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27 Comments

  1. Swapneel Shinde

    You are changing my whole personality by your exceptionally well written articles……I was a below average student in school…but in B.Tech I was unknowingly fall into competitions with toppers….And now preparing for Gate 2013. Hoping to crack it with your motivational articles. Thank you very much dear…Keep doing this job….

  2. Darshak

    thanks for guiding us in this phase of our life.

    I hope that some day I can meet you and tell you how your post are helping me

  3. MouZ

    compelled to share..

  4. MANISHA

    VERY INPIRARING TOUCH MA HEART…..AND PERHAPS EVERYONE….SIR U ARE AWESOME….

  5. Akash

    Very good work going out here….I have also realized how tough is the time to take decisions and b positive and cool between gate xam results and till mtech class starts…many of them contacted me also…I tried to help my best…and told all to visit this site…Motivating students at this stage is very much needed…keep it up..ZAHID…:)

  6. Kaustubh

    the article was really wonderful.u hav shown me how to look at success or failure.thank u sir

  7. Rachel

    Thank you sir for ur consolidation and encouragement

  8. SHOAIB AHAMED

    Brother zahid..
    A true post writing with good Heart..
    My ALLAH said” JOH BANDAH TAKLEEF ME HO…AGAR KOI DOOSRA HIMMAT DEH..TOH USS BANDEH KO UTNA HI SAWAB MILEGAH ,JITNA USS BANDENEH TAKLEEF SE SAWAB HASIL HUA”
    For me it great gift from u …
    @harsh raj mandloi@ thanks to this brother..for great comment…ALL THE BEST FOR ALL.
    JAZAKALLAH,
    THANKS ZAHID BHAI.

  9. jana

    very inspiring 🙂 thank you sir… u are doing good work sir… i thank you with all my heart…

  10. vijaya lakshmi sahani

    wow!
    m jst surprisd thinkin dat hw cn ma view bout gate result ,aftr 15 march,collide vd ur 1!!!
    i hv got a vry poor gate score bt i did nt frustrate on 15 march n vl nt ahead also coz me 2 blive…

    ” ruk jana nahi..tu kabhi har k,

    kanton se chalke milenge saye bahar k..

    o rahi..o rahi…….”

    thanq sir 4 ur inspiration.

  11. saquib

    awesome!!!thank you for doing this work!

  12. Chitra Tambat

    yeahhhh!! felt really consoled zahid sir.. ur fantabulous.. U show ur care for both.. we have long way to go! and that fine day will surely come 🙂
    thanks a lot frens and i liked harsh raj lines too..
    All the best to all..

  13. Vyom

    “The world is not enough,
    and everything is a test”

  14. Vyom

    “Rise and rise again till your LAMBS become LION”
    Never worry(it will not help you)
    start working(it will surely provide you experience if not success)

  15. satyendra

    Excellent… Thank u very much… It is really usefull to every one..

  16. Ammar

    Truly Inspiring.. Many Thanx.. 🙂

  17. Ramya

    hi.. zahid.. thanks for the inspiration.. u r really awesome nd great…

  18. sumit

    THANKS SIR FOR THIS INSPIRING STATEMENT.AFTER TWO DAYS OF DEPRESSION, IT CERTAINLY FILL A NEW ENERGY IN ME.

  19. Shweta and Nikhil

    Hi Zahid Sir,

    IIT Madras notification for M.Tech 2011 admissions is out:

    http://www.iitm.ac.in/mtech-admission-regular-2011

  20. Inayathulla Khan Lohani

    Really inspiring quote from Legend Allama Iqbal.

  21. Bikram Ballav

    There is lot more world beyond stars
    Still there is a lot to do in your life

    LIFE m / …

  22. harsh raj mandloi

    thank you so much sir…
    i was very depressed after 15th march …it took 2 days ..but finally i realize that it has to stop somewhere …
    i have to plan again ….this time with 200% dedication..
    some line i would like to share two line

    “manjil to mil hi jayegi bhatak kar hi sahi
    gumrah to wo hai jo ghar se nikale hi nahi…”

    thnx again

  23. Badyanath

    thanx zahid sir,after reciving ur comment now i feel good after gate result.i hope i will do good with my ambition.

  24. saurabh sharma

    superb post…..
    telling the reality of the life/////////

  25. Ravindra

    you are just awesome man !

  26. a ashish

    really inspiring!
    picture abhi baki hai was good 2! i wont give up that easy. even if i wont get an IIT i know i got the metal and some how will prove it..god bless and thanks!

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