We all want the sweetness of success on our fingertips, and why shouldn’t we? There is no one more deserving than us, right?
So what are we doing about it? 99.99% of people haven’t taken an action for the fear of failure! That is a huge number, but I have been told that 80% of statistics are incorrect. Which one is true?
Either way, there is no denying that success is a mixture of luck and hard work. But let me tell you – if you don’t work hard, you won’t get lucky. Simple as!
Which brings me to the point of this post – Have you made it large? Have you got to the point where you want to? Have you achieved all you can, and then do you have the ambition for more? I haven’t been as ‘lucky’, but luckily someone I heard about has – Gurbaksh Chahal.
I came across Gurbaksh’s profile when I was reading about young up-and-coming entrepreneurs. Ok, given that the list was made more than 5 years old, but I thought it would be still relevant; till I ‘Googled’ Gurbaksh!
How many of us can imagine selling our first company for $40M at the young age of 18? What about setting an enviable venture called BlueLithim, and selling it to Yahoo 5 years later for $300M?
Fine, perhaps I am trying to impress you with numbers, but shouldn’t you be impressed?
Most of us can only wish to be where he is, but most of us cannot because we fail to take action. A die hard entrepreneur such as this is not created out of the necessity, but rather because of the passion and confidence he exudes. The G-story is not unique, but it is very rare.
I checked out Gurbaksh’s interview with Oprah (you can check it out here) and I was impressed by the humility and humbleness shown by him. It’s a personality trait that we should all try to mirror, not mimic. Perhaps there is a lot more we can learn from Gurbaksh’s story; more than simple hard work and humbleness. In this interview, he mentioned how his family kept him in check, without which he would have become another arrogant businessman with too much money to boot.
Now for those that know me – I never worship celebrities – their unfound arrogance puts me off. But we should recognize talent and excellence when we see it, right? So here it is, showing us how success is built not in a day, but through perseverance and hardwork.
So after all this, is there a lesson here? Yes, there is.
Make it large, and keep your feet grounded.
Gurbaksh, if you are reading this, I’d like a chance to interview you, I am sure we can all learn a thing or two from you. 🙂
Image source: Gurbaksh’s Tweets