His motivation to
succeed was evident.
There are so many of us who eat, sleep and drink movies all the time be it Bollywood or Hollywood. We dream of living the characters, their lives, having lavish lifestyles like theirs and more. There are so many moments when we laugh and cry along with them. In those 3 hours, we live through their lives many a time thinking aloud on how life would be if it were a movie.
If I had the chance to be a character in a movie, I would look no further than Ranchoddas Shamaldas Chanchad or Rancho from the 2009 Bollywood smashit 3 Idiots. The flick raises several issues in a satirical way on our education system like rote learning and the lack of application of the theoretical concepts in general work-life.
There’s constant pressure on us by friends, family or our peers to be someone else. It all starts from the point of improving oneself in relation to the competition. While some level of competition is good, things get to a head when this is replaced by a craziness to improve something which doesn’t actually need any changing.
While we are always taught to be better at what we do and keep improving constantly, there always comes a time when a line has to be drawn. That is the time when it has to be recognized that there’s only a certain level of excellence which an individual can reach. That excellence maybe exhibited differently in different individuals. If that is changed too much, then things can only get worse for everyone involved.
I just completed watching the first 4 episodes of TVF Pitchers, a new Indian show which talks about the journey of 4 guys who leave their cushy jobs to dream of starting their own company. In a country like India, there are hundreds of individuals who start their own companies every single day. But in comparison, the success stories are miniscule in number.
From lack of funding to a poorly developed idea; from inability to hire the right set of people to lack of differentiation among the competitors in the market, there are a number of reasons behind every failure. But one of the most fundamental ones is the ease with which wannabe entrepreneurs give up after being rejected a couple of times.
As is always the case in life, not giving up is the mantra one needs to follow to avoid being JUST another entity creating a startup revolution. It’s not always about doing different things but instead doing the same things differently could be revolutionary as well.
Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – August – My post no 5 for this month.
I have always believed that we are responsible for our own feelings. If we are sad, it’s because more often than not, we ourselves tend to think about the unhappy and depressing things in life rather than appreciating the happy moments.
If we are happy and satisfied with our lives, there are more chances for us to succeed and achieve our goals and dreams. A happy mind and soul is a perfect ingredient for success.
Success should be considered as a result of happiness rather than the other way round since the barometer for success changes from time to time.
Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – July – My post no 20 for this month.
“The route to success is littered with numerous obstacles which test your resilience. Only when you begin your journey will you actually realize how far you can go.”
He was an eternal optimist who believed that though things are not always easy and perfect, good things always happen to good people in the end. Seeing that his son had a keen interest to pursue a career in music, he always encouraged him to consider taking it up professionally.
He believed that if one did experience challenges and obstacles on route to success and overcame them, success would feel even sweeter.
Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – January) – My post no 4 for this month.
What drives you to work hard? What drives you to succeed in life? What is the one thing without which you wouldn’t be able to complete any task? The simple answer is – MOTIVATION. Motivation is the key to open any lock which acts as an obstacle for you to succeed. Without motivation, a person is like fish without water. Whether its completing a simple task or achieving something in life, motivation has a role to play all the time.
But the big question always remains – “How does one motivate himself / herself?”. There are three kinds of people – Those who are self motivated, those who need constant reminding by their family and peers and those who don’t care at all. The set of people who are self motivated are always in the race to stay at the top. They keep a track of their peers, friends, so called enemies and the likes. If they know that their peers are getting way ahead of them, they are always ready to go one up. The rat race is always on and they are an important part of it. This is more than enough to keep them on their toes.
“Hey! All of them are taking part in this event. How can you expect me to miss it?”
“Look at those guys in the software industry. Even though there are too many of them, they are enjoying their lives. I also want to join it. That would at least assure me of a guaranteed job and income. Once I join, I can keep searching for a better job, what say?”
“If all those guys can get a girl, why can’t I? Is there something which they have and I don’t?”
“These days, guys around us are developing six packs left, right and center. Look at us. We are good for nothing”
PS: This post deals with examples related to the effects of joining the bandwagon in our daily lives. It doesn’t deal with joining national or the Indian independent movements and examples of that kind.
I am sure there are many of us who must have come up with at least one of the above statements at some point in time. Is it really necessary that we must do the same what everyone has done for years? What is so special about joining the bandwagon? Is it a fad? Does it really give us a high when we just do the same thing what millions do? Lets check it out.