I was reading an article on entrepreneurship today, by yet another guy who was lucky in business. Yes, it might sound very rude, but that is my belief. You got to be lucky in business. After all isn’t successful business a function of taking a right decision at the right time? And what is the ‘right’ time and the ‘right’ decision? How do you decide? You use your instincts. Simple! The one whose instincts are correct ends up on the right side. For me a successful business is all about one man’s vision and the belief of 100 others in him and his instincts.
Am I giving gyan to you? Then please dont read further. I dont want to be counted amongst those people who believe in giving gyan on almost every second topic they know, including entrepreneurship. Whether they are successful or not is another question. These are the guys who reveal secret to success. After all have you come across a guy who has not mouthed his secret to successful business? There are many of us who do not follow ‘Practice before you preach’. They only preach.
A friend of mine had once taunted me when I told him how and where I imagine myself. He said I’ll never be successful because all I want is a tailored suit, a cabin on the top floor, a revolving chair and a beautiful secy. Yes, was right. But that is not ‘all’ I wanted. Yes I want a cabin on the 50th floor. But I also want to own the building. I want to own the future of every employee working in that building. I want to put myself on the international map. And that is only a part of my dream. Of course I need a revolving chair as well. 🙂
Dreaming is also another funny little thing. The problem with dreaming is that you tend to see where you want to go… the ultimate destination. But what about the path? Does the dream show us that? I remember a funny situation I had few years back. I was still in my engineering days and had attended a workshop in aptitude development. We had a session on goal setting. I dont remember the speaker, but he was a very aggressive man. He told us to aim high, set goals and keep dreaming about them. Every one listened patiently and by the end of the lecture, had probably set their goals already. After the session, I walked up to him and told him my dream. And I asked, “Sir an you tell me how do I visualize my path? I have set my goals but I dont know how to go about?” He was obviously baffled. He was a successful guy. He must have set goals for himself. But he hadn’t set a path for sure. He just started some where, took a path and carried on. Thank fully he chose the right one and managed to reach where he was. But he did not know how to guide people on the right path.
It again comes back to the point this all started. Believe in your instincts and choose one good thing. Then follow it. Success will be yours!
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