The increasing number of suicide cases among students every passing year is an indication of the mounting pressure on children. In fact, a 2015 report by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) showed that a student commits suicide every hour in India. The sorry state of affairs of children these days is a wake-up call to parents, mentors and teachers everywhere. It is high time we teach them that marks and academic performances are not everything in life. That people succeed even without them and that there are enough examples in the world of such people who’ve gone on to conquer the world through sheer will, dedication and an awesome attitude.
Every now and then we all need a little something to keep us going. Something to remind us that dedication and hard work does pay off, because like they say, “When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going”. All businesses, no matter how big they are now, had to start somewhere and the businesses mentioned here are proof that even with a small budget your business can succeed with just the right attitude.
Most of us are stuck in a rut, a rat race of sorts. Sure, every parent wants you to be better than Sharma ji’s beta, beti, puttar, laal, laadla or whatever their prodigal child is called, but is that really what you wanted to do with life? We spend our days doing boring, mundane jobs that we have no clue why we’re even doing except to sustain ourselves in this competitive world. It’s easy to get trapped in it for years and years. Life is too precious to be mediocre and what better way start to this week than by waging a war against mediocrity! But how do you rise above this mediocrity? We’re going to talk about just that.
This is the story of Dashrath Manjhi, a landless labourer from Bihar. The story of an untouchable from the Gehlour Hills who with his sheer will and hard work changed the lives of people from 60 villages by single-handedly carving a 360 km road through a mountain.
It isn’t everyday that you come across a barber who owns a Rolls Royce and still cuts his customers’ hair for Rs.150! If there’s one person that the old proverb, “fortune favours the brave” tells a story about, it’s Ramesh Babu, the billionaire barber in Bengaluru with a fleet of luxury cars.
Nobody epitomizes the quintessential rags-to-riches story better than PC Mustafa, the man behind the Rs. 100 crore idli and dosa batter brand, iD Fresh. Born into an illiterate family, Mustafa was no stranger to hardships and yet he fought against all odds to achieve the seemingly impossible.
Jim says that he’s always believed in magic. When he wasn’t doing anything in Hollywood, he would drive up and sit in his car on Mulholland Drive, look out at the city, stretch out his arms, and say, “Everyone wants to work with me. I’m a really good actor. I have all kinds of great movie offers.”