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Rising Up From Failures Building Resilience

This month, in ‘Super 10 for Success’ series, we talk about ‘Resilience’, a trait that will give your child the courage and confidence to rise even in the face of failure.

By Team ParentCircle

Failure is a stepping stone to success. ‘Resilience’ helps a child take the all-important next step to fight back. It is the ability to manage oneself when faced with difficult situations, challenges and failures. Many stories in Indian mythology, plots of superhit films, memorable cricket matches, and the lives of successful people, all revolve around the central theme of resilience. The life story of Amitabh Bachchan is one filled with many acts of resilience. In the early days of his career, Amitabh was reportedly rejected by All India Radio (AIR) because they did not like his voice. His first 12 Bollywood movies flopped. He met with a near fatal accident while shooting for the movie ‘Coolie’, and that was at the peak of his career. More recently, in the year 2000, he faced bankruptcy. Yet, in every instance, he had the courage and determination to stage a comeback. This is resilience at its very best. Today, at 74, Amitabh competes with actors one-third his age. Yet his movies are top box-office hits.

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