How To Deal With Failure: Ankur Warikoo


Ankur Warikoo, CEO and co-founder of India’s largest deals website Nearbuy, has been an entrepreneur for about nine years now. Previously rejected by top companies like Google and Facebook, his outlook on failures in life is unparalleled.

A Master’s in Physics degree holder, Ankur moved to the US to pursue his PhD. But after two years, he realised that he won’t necessarily be happy doing this for the rest of his life. He dropped out and decided on a whim to give flight to his entrepreneurial ambitions. Watch the video below as the innovator shares his positive vision of how life should be led and the secret mantra to dealing with rejections.

In the video, Ankur points out that the reason most of us are scared of failing is because of what other people might think. “The problem is external and not internal. You are being told that there is a certain measurement. Don’t let the world define failure or success for you.”

His hack for living a fulfilling life is surprisingly simple. It can be best summed up in these oft-quoted lines from the film Dead Poets Society: Carpe diem. Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary.

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