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Start Doing It

So you are sleeping in your comfortable bed at night, and suddenly you wake up at 2 AM with that brilliant idea. You say, “This is just what I needed!”. And then what? You first start thinking about it, how it will grow into a major brand, you will be famous and all that stuff. Then you update your status at 2.30 AM –

Just got an awesome business idea, folks! Would start working on it from this instant! 😀

And then, you tweet about it –

Just got an awesome business idea, tweeps! Anyone interested in working with me, please tweet me! 🙂

Then suddenly, all your passion about it is gone. You no longer feel passionate about it. You start finding loopholes in your “awesome business idea”. Then you just dump the whole idea. And then, your friend asks you – “Hey dude, what happened to your business idea? Still working on it?”. And you just stare at them with an awful emotion. Then you start blaming yourself why did you tell others about it when you hadn’t started anything. Why didn’t you approach some young minded people first?

That’s the whole thing.

Start it up

So what do you do in that case. The first thing would be to not tell anyone about it. Just start working on it quietly. Approach some (not many) like-minded people who may want to work and help you with this.

Make things work.

And when you think you are having a good time doing things, and may be earning a good bunch of money, tell the whole world about it (WARNING: They may already get to know about it, because you will be famous).

And then you will hear words of appreciation, such as this – “Dude! When did you start this? Awesome!” or like this – “Man! This thing of yours is f*cking awesome! Can I work with you? Please?!” and many more things.

Then you will know that you had done something awesome.

Don’t Care ’bout Others

Don’t care about people who think that this guy can’t do anything brilliant (mostly teachers, whom you firmly believe in. In some cases, family members). Just say in your mind STFU to them. And keep smiling.

When you will be successful, they will come to you automatically, appreciating what you did.

Keep going, even if you fail. You may fail 99 times, but the thing is, you should stand up the 100th time.

What makes you do that? The love and passion for what you are building.

Don’t Care ’bout The Hurdles

Don’t care about the hurdles before even trying once. Problems will arise, no matter what. But you have to keep going through tough times. That’s how an entrepreneur works. He solves problems, finds his way round problems.

Just forget about “What if…”. These what ifs will keep you from doing things that you want to do. Just don’t give a damn anything to these kinds of questions.

It’s a Journey

Achieving success is a journey. Once you achieve one goal, you should start working on the second one, then the third one, and so on.

Never stop.

If you are passionate enough a goal, you will achieve it. There will be another goal you are so passionate about, and then you will start working on it, and eventually you will achieve it too. That’s how entrepreneurs work. They are passionate.

Conclusion

  1. Get the idea (don’t force it to come).
  2. Start working on it.
  3. Keep it quiet.
  4. Network with like-minded people.
  5. F*ck others who don’t believe in you, you should believe in yourself. That’s important.
  6. Solve problems smartly, don’t sit with them.
  7. Keep going on the journey.
  8. It should be fun.

Photo credits: Starting line by Jon_Marshall, on Flickr.

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    Are We Really Living in a Democracy?

    Recently I read in the news that Rohinton Mistry‘s book Such a Long Journey was removed from the syllabus by The University of Mumbai in mid-term only because the son of a politician asked it to. Is that called democracy? I don’t think so.

    The reason of the removal of the book from the syllabus given by The University of Mumbai is that it has hatred speech against a very big political party in Maharashtra. And the book was removed from the syllabus within a night when the examination papers were already set.

    This is truly the violation of a very fundamental right of a human – Right to Speech.

    Why can’t a political party show enough maturity to accept its past? Why can’t they make themselves a better political party in the present. Rather than doing that, they are making many other writers write about them (via blogs, newspapers, books etc).

    Isn’t this childish? Like children do to hide their mistakes. How can a childish party rule us? How can they expect us to choose them in the elections?

    A political party is there to rule us, to protect us, to supervise that all the rights are being practiced accordingly. But on the other hand they are themselves violating all these rights.

    What more disturbing is that, the Mumbai University guy (whatever his name is) didn’t even refuse it once. He just removed it just because a particular person didn’t want it in the syllabus. Why? Aren’t there other students who would like to read and study it?

    The second thing, now after the book has been removed, the CM says that we would set an inquiry to find out that why the book was introduced in the syllabus. What? Rather than placing it back into the syllabus, they want to know how it was introduced. What a democracy, I say!

    Dude, those who introduced it in the first place did some research before introducing it. They weren’t illiterate. When the novel is trying to convey something, they don’t want it to happen.

    They are like a child who is afraid of whatever mistake he has done. And the guys who removed it are helping him do it.

    This is such a shame to the largest democracy in the world.

    PS: Sign this petition to raise your voice against the coward system – http://www.petitiononline.com/SYBAban/petition.html

    Education System – Great when we Ignore it

    Exams. I just can’t figure out why we have to give exams. Is it because we don’t believe ourselves that we know the concepts or the teachers don’t believe in their own teaching.

    We are taught that we should believe ourselves and others. And yet, the whole education system doesn’t follow this.

    Okay, exams may be necessary sometimes, but the stress they cause is like hell for students. Think about it, you know the concept, so why is there any need to ask? It really doesn’t make sense. Many students forget things and many basic concepts just because of the fear of exams. Really, is that what they are meant for? To discourage students? To make them feel that some of them are superior and other inferiors?

    There are par shelties in class rooms just because one student scores well in the exam, while the other just scores badly because of the fear. It isn’t fair. Tell me, is it?

    One particular thing I remember my principal saying when he came to our class – “Why have you taken science if you score badly? Why didn’t you take commerce or arts? They are good for the students of your kind.”

    Did I just hear “kind”. Now, what does that mean? And, are you saying that commerce and arts are bad because it requires less percentage of marks to get admission there? We don’t need this kind of principal.

    May be a student is not able to remember an answer just because of the fear of the teacher that teaches him. The same thing happened with my friend.

    Before our Physics exam, everyone was studying and was asking vague questions to each other. Usually I ignore these fucking stupids (who unfortunately call themselves intelligent), but that day I also got a bit into them and became tensed. But I managed to ignore them somehow. But my friend couldn’t. As the exam started we all started writing, but he got blank and even forgot the basics.

    As a result he got 10 out of 40. And the teacher was like – “You don’t know anything! See, you’ve gone wrong even in basic things!” They tell us to understand their problems, why can’t they try to understand ours?

    Education system in India sucks. So don’t take it too seriously.

    Photo credits: Writing Exams by ccarlstead, on Flickr.

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