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FAIL – Fight Again In Life: Dr Tanu Jain (Transcript)

Here is the full transcript of Dr Tanu Jain’s talk titled “FAIL – Fight Again In Life” at TEDxIIMAmritsar conference.

Dr. Tanu Jain’s inspirational talk titled “FAIL – Fight Again In Life” delves into the transformative power of embracing failure as an integral part of personal growth and success. She emphasizes that failure is a societal construct, where societal expectations often define success and failure, rather than individual achievement and personal satisfaction.

Dr. Jain shares seven key lessons learned from her own experiences with failure, advocating for a balanced approach to life that values emotional, professional, and personal fulfillment equally. She challenges the traditional narrative of failure, highlighting the importance of perseverance, learning from setbacks, and the unique paths of individual journeys toward success. Through examples of well-known personalities like Amitabh Bachchan, Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Edison, she illustrates how apparent failures can lead to unprecedented success.

Dr. Jain encourages her audience to analyze their failures, play to their strengths, and never let societal judgments define their worth. Ultimately, her talk is a call to action to “fight again in life,” using failure as a stepping stone to greater achievements and personal satisfaction.

Listen to the audio version here:


So, have I failed? Yes, of course, and many times, many, many times, sometimes on a daily basis. But my journey of failure is not that important; important are the lessons that I have taken from my failures. So, I will try to put before you my 7 lessons that I have learned. My first lesson is that failure is a social concept; generally, society tells you if you are a failure and a success, we all have faced this.

Understanding Failure

The moment you give an entrance exam, the moment you start a business, the moment you enter into a relationship, people tell you, “Oh, not this time, again she couldn’t clear the exam,” “Oh, he started a business, he failed,” “Oh goodness.” So, this is the kind of tag of failure that society puts on you. The problem is we ourselves don’t seem, we don’t consider ourselves failures, but society makes you a failure or a success; this is the problem.

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