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Have You Made It Large? Gurbaksh has…

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!

Gurbaksh ChahalWhich 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
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About Neeraj Sachdeva

Neeraj is a life-geek, who enjoys talking about Psychology and Freelancing. His freelancing endeavor focuses on kick-starting start-ups and small businesses by using practical and timely experience. In his free time, he helps budding freelancers, and you can read about his journey on The Freelancer Diary.

About Neeraj Sachdeva

Neeraj is a life-geek, who enjoys talking about Psychology and Freelancing. His freelancing endeavor focuses on kick-starting start-ups and small businesses by using practical and timely experience. In his free time, he helps budding freelancers, and you can read about his journey on The Freelancer Diary.

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  3. Neeraj,

    There is an old saying “there are lies, damn lies, and statistics”. If that is true, your 80% figure is wildly optimistic!
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  4. Gurbaksh Chahal says:

    Thanks for the write up. I’m honored you were inspired. I agree most people forget that failure prohibits them from success. Most of the time, people read the headlines and equate success to luck. But, once you look deep enough you realize luck was influenced by countless moments of stress, hard work, determination, and perseverance.

    Best wishes on your journey and to all that read.

    Gurbaksh Chahal

    • Hi Gurbaksh,

      Thank you for dropping by and commenting! Its awfully nice of you. Its always nice to read about a success story, especially one that resonates with one’s own principles – as it did with mine!

      Best wishes to you too!
      Neeraj.

    • Wow, our baby website has been blessed. Thank you Gurbaksh for taking the time to share and silently encourage us. As my mum says ” hold you head up high and the world will step aside..and the world is your oyster..you just gotta believe”

      Well done Neeraj for an inspirational post….how did you do that!! High five and fist bumps. OM