“Discover yourself, otherwise you have to depend on other people’s opinions who don’t know themselves.” —Osho
The real world, out there, yes, is hard. Pretty heart wrenching, indeed. With so many ambitions,pressures and hopes knocked into each child’s brain, choosing one’s own path is a difficult task. Do you know what the trouble of being in a rat race is? It is that, even if you win, you still will be a rat.
The fact that you are reading this blog means that you don’t want to be just another brick in the wall. You crave to be original, to leave an indelible mark. Rather than earning name, fame and affluence, don’t you want to earn your own name?
a brand out of your own self. Find your own purpose, your own journey!
If all of this makes you yearn for more, read the following inspiring stories. Get your energy levels rolling, don’t get domesticated by other people’s expectations of what you should be. Rather, become your own self, master your own destiny.
- Kiran Mazumdar Shaw: Today, we know her as the face of Biocon Limited Technology. But did you know, long back when she started her own company, it began in a rented garage in Bangalore? She was often asked and even forced to quit, deliver babies or just be a home-maker. But she chose not to. During her time, bio-technology was not a buzzing word as it is today, but look where she is now —a torchbearer, a Joan-of-Arc for female
population of India to be different.
- Dhirubhai Ambani: Every Indian knows his face, reflecting deep eyes and an intellectual grin on his face. But did you know during school weekends, he used to set up bhajia stalls at village fairs to put food on the table, to make ends meet. His real taste of success came with setting up the first textile mill in Ahmednagar. Today, the total fortune of the Ambani family stands at $60 billion, popularizing them as the richest family in the world.
- Verghese Kurien: The face of Amul, Verghese chose to change his path entirely, from a mechanical engineer to the milkman of India. His entire life was dedicated for the welfare of cattle owners in Gujarat and he turned around the state’s dairy co-operative sector into a profitable business. He left his secure government job and took Kaira milk union’s struggle to an indomitable level. And look what you have today, Anand Milk Union Ltd (Amul).
- Farrhad Acidwalla: When he was just 16 years old, he borrowed 500 rupees from his father to construct a website dedicated to aviation and aero-modelling. After selling it off to high end investors, today he is the CEO of Rockstah Media, taking care of its marketing, advertising and branding domains. And guess what, he is hardly 30!
- Shravan Kumaran and Sanjay Kumaran: Nothing beats the success story of these 14 and 12 year old entrepreneurs. These techie brothers co-founded Go Dimensions, from their little home in Chennai. Today, 11 of their apps are available at Google Play Store. In fact, they have even spoken at IIM-B as well as at a TedX conference.
All of this was to boost you up. Few known names, other unknown. But the mantra is one-don’t let your irreplaceable spark go out in the labyrinth of life. Promise us, you never will.