Success is one step after failed attempt

7th February 2021. We witnessed two of our accomplished and determined runners Prashant Rane and Narendra Ranawat completing Everesting Run Challenge (ERC) and becoming the second and third fastest runners in India to complete the Everesting challenge. Before we move further, let us understand what is Everesting and what makes this accomplishment special?

According to the website – ‘The concept of Everesting is fiendishly simple. Pick any hill, anywhere in the world and run repeats of it as a single activity until you climb 8,848m – the equivalent height of Mt Everest. Complete the challenge, and you’ll find your name in the Hall of Fame, alongside the best runners in the world.’ The website goes on to describe this challenge as fiendishly simple yet brutally hard and this sums up the severity of the challenge.

Last month both Prashant Rane and Narendra Ranawat had attempted the event however, it was not their day and they had to quit in between. Not finishing a challenge is always frustrating and depressing for any sportsperson particularly, when you have trained passionately for months. The negativity seeping in because of not finishing the event can, at times, lead to undesired consequences. Any sportsperson needs a strong character and undiluted focus to retrain and reattempt. The faster they do the better for them. And here we had our special runners who took the failed attempt in their stride and decided to prove their mettle again. And this makes their second attempt both special and successful.

Prashant Rane after completing the Everesting Run Challenge
Narendra Ranawat after completing the Everesting Run Challenge

In the past we have seen many examples of people, across different fields, failing multiple times before succeeding. Some of those examples include:

  1. Sir James Dyson: He attempted making bag-less vacuum cleaner 5126 times over 15 years before successfully making it.
  2. J K Rowling: She was broke, depressed, and divorced single mother before becoming one of the richest women in the world after successfully authoring the Harry Potter series.
  3. Abraham Lincoln: He launched several failed runs at political office before he was finally elected as the President.
  4. Jerry Sienfield: He froze and was booed and jeered off stage on his first on stage performance before becoming a successful comedian on the stand-up circuit.

What made all of them as famous and successful is more of their grit and determination besides their ability which ensured they remained focused despite the challenges and the short-term blips they faced. They persisted and kept on growing stronger with every failed attempt and this ensured they achieved what they strived for.

Our Prashant Rane and Narendra Ranawat are now in the league of such determined, and successful people and we can sum up the whole episode of accomplishing such daunting challenge after the first failed attempt in the inspiring lines of Napoleon Hill:

“Most great people have achieved their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.”  


Published by Vivek Damani

Vivek is a personal finance expert with 27 years plus experience in the field of personal finance. He is also a passionate long-distance runner and loves to have a balanced approach thereby leading a joyful life.

One thought on “Success is one step after failed attempt

  1. Superb write up VD 👍👏👌
    Congratulations to Prashant , Narendra , manish Jaiswal & volunteers!!! They made every S2Bian proud 😊👏🙏💐


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