May 11, 2008

Entrepreneurial Mantra - Don't QUIT

Recently, I was on an official visit to Ahmedabad where I stayed at my friend's place.He is a budding entrepreneur and one of the things which caught my attention, was posters which were stuck in his house biggrin They were motivational posters and the theme was "Quitting" and "Failure", just as they were motivational for him [as well as me];I just thought to have the same on my blog :

Don't Quit [The Mantra]

Don't Quit , when the tide is lowest,
For it's about to turn;
Don't quit over doubts and questions,
For there's something you may learn.

Don't quit when the night is darkest,
For it's just a while until dawn;
Don't quit when you've run the farthest
For the race is almost won.

Don't quit when the hill is steepest,
For your goal is almost nigh;
Don't quit until you are not a failure,
Until you fail to try.

Success [The Mantra]

Just because
something is
Difficult

does not mean you shouldn't
Try

It means you
should just try
Harder

Quite interesting and motivating .... May be, this may sound a bit philosophical but this is what keeps the Entrepreneurial spirit ticking biggrin

Reader Contribution:
1. If you have trouble succeeding , Fail [Kent Beck] - Bhasker V Kode, CTO of Hover
2.
When the going gets tough, the tough gets going - Vaibhav Pandey

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10 Comments:

At May 11, 2008, 9:23:00 PM , Blogger Jaydip Mehta said...

Hey Himanshu,
Thats really good yaar. Years before I had seen these kind of posters in magazine called Compatition Success Review, when I was used to read it.

 
At May 11, 2008, 9:59:00 PM , Blogger Bosky said...

Just being the devil's advocate for a second...

"If you're having trouble succeeding, fail." – Kent Beck

;)

Keep Clicking,
Bhasker V Kode

 
At May 12, 2008, 12:46:00 AM , Blogger Himanshu Sheth said...

Hey,
@Jaydip : Might be it would have been in Competition Success .... It was good one and hence, came on my blog :)

Thanks for the comment !!!

-Himanshu Sheth

 
At May 12, 2008, 12:52:00 AM , Blogger Himanshu Sheth said...

Hey,
@Bhaskar: Thanks very much for the comment .. Have updatedou my article with this saying.

Now, the reason I liked it is because "Failing" and "Winning" are abstract terms , which are hard to define and their meaning change from person to person :) Also, when we start something, we cannot ensure it would be successful but quitting may come in our mind[when things are not going fine :(] and this is where success stories of people and such things [which may sometimes seem absurd :)] may help :)

-Himanshu Sheth

 
At May 12, 2008, 7:37:00 AM , Anonymous Vaibhav said...

Hi Himanshu,
Interesting post. Reminds me of another saying which i heard while in School. This is something that i believe in from the core of my heart.

" When the going gets tough, the tough gets going"

Cheers
Vaibhav

 
At May 12, 2008, 12:18:00 PM , Anonymous Himanshu Sheth said...

Hey,
@Vaibhav: Yes, this is very old and very true :) Have added the same to my article.

-Himanshu Sheth

 
At May 12, 2008, 8:46:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds of some dialogues from the movie ROCKFORD..
dont recognize failure..call them as minor setbacks...and then there will never be a failure :-)..sounds so simple..but has a deep meaning..

also if anyone loves hindi poetry..there is a poem by harivansh rai bachchan..do read it

lehron se darkar nauka paar nahi hoti ,
koshish karne waalon ki haar nahi hoti,


Regards,
Anshul

 
At May 14, 2008, 3:06:00 AM , Anonymous Kaizen Consulting Blog said...

Good inspiration for the day!

 
At May 16, 2008, 2:51:00 AM , Blogger Himanshu Sheth said...

Hey,
@Anshul: That was a nice one :) I have updated the same on my blog.

-Himanshu Sheth

 
At May 16, 2008, 2:53:00 AM , Blogger Himanshu Sheth said...

Hey,
@Kaizen Consulting Blog : Thanks very much and welcome back to my blog :)

-Himanshu Sheth

 

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