Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
-Henry David Thoreau
Rightly said, there is no shortcut to success, but indeed there are experiences to success which motivate several young minds to aspire and dream high. Here is the story of India’s renowned internet entrepreneur, Sanjeev Bikhchandani. The purpose of starting his own company was to be his own boss. His urge to create something made all the difference.
At the age of 12, when other kids were busy playing cricket, he dreamt. Dreamt of an idea of starting his own company someday. He had a mind of his own which supported his careless confidence to buck the trend. He left a fairly comfortable job to set up his companies-Indmark and Info Edge along with a partner. To stay in business, he did every bit of business that came along. Soon after he and his partner parted ways, Info Edge was the only thing left behind with Sanjeev. There came a eureka moment in his life when in an IT ASIA exhibition, Sanjeev was introduced to Internet for the first time. One has to take a contrarian step many a times, but one has to have it in his own way, that’s what makes an entrepreneur. Soon Sanjeev’s naukri.com jingled all corners of the country making it a big media coverage. He based his business on deep customer insights and revenues climbed. Sanjeev soon got success, publicity and everything he had ever dreamt of. He got everything that made his naukri.com a major hit as well as an epitome of inspiration for young entrepreneurs!
His life story teaches young entrepreneurs to be early, early to make a mistake till it gets too late to repent. One should strongly believe in over delivering and not exaggerating in the business plans.
There will be times when you will feel that things are not working but you can’t just say “Ouch, this is terrible, I give up”. You have to keep trying. All startups face moments where things just seem hopeless. You can’t just let your dreams crawl off and die, you have to believe in them!
You might fail in your endeavour and if that happens, all you need to do is to rise up and work again. If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender and rise up against the odds.