There are certain dreams and motivational stories going through minds of people around the world. As much as media doesn’t show the world’s biggest success stories as much as they should, there are many truly inspiring entrepreneurs out there who will offer you a plate of heart-warming and motivational success to keep the flames of hope alive.
“Life is 10% what you are experiencing and 90% how you respond to the situation.”Punit Dhawan
If you are an entrepreneur or an influencer; you would have faced many challenges in life. Struggle is common if you want to keep the proverbial lights on. There are many demands weighing on your shoulders. If you are looking to start a business and to grow it into a successful company, you will need to wear many hats, especially in the early stages. Additionally, you should be wary of the bottom line and avoid overspending. There is a huge risk-to-reward ratio that you’ll need to balance.
This is where these success stories are truly motivating. There are entrepreneurs who have started from the bottom and involved in building, architecting, and crafting their businesses through blood, sweat, and tears.
Should you know everything there is to know for your business to be successful? No, of course not. But if you have a solid basis of an understanding of the forces and how to position your offers the best, optimize conversions, as it will help you in the long run.
How success and motivational stories are created?
Have you watched the movie, Rocky? Not the sequels, the original one. If you have any idea of Stallone’s life, you would know that he probably has one of the best success stories in history. What makes the story so powerful is the tale of the underdog. Who doesn’t love supporting the underdog?
“Always be confident that if you can do little things well, you can definitely do the bigger things well too!”Punit Dhawan
Underdogs are often seen constantly battling the doubts throughout their lives. They are often mistreated and misjudged. They come from a background with severe disadvantages and have gone through heart-wrenching failures. Even after all these things holding them down, and then the underdog rises to the pinnacle of success, this makes their success story so powerful. There are numerous motivational stories that you might have come across with each one of them having their say in motivating you.
- Seeing an opportunity in obstacles
Once upon a time, there was a king who was wealthy but curious. Once, he decided to test his people to know who has got a positive attitude in life and who would spare time for his country’s progress.
He placed a massive rock in the middle of the road and hid nearby to see if someone would make an attempt to move it. He saw courtiers and wealthy merchants passing by without making any attempts to move the rock away while a few of them even blamed the king for not maintaining the road.
Later, a peasant comes with a load of vegetables and sees the rock. He keeps the load down and tries to move the rock away. After some time, he succeeds in moving it away. He sees the purse lying in the place of the rock. It contained gold coins and a note from the king that read “this is the reward for the one who moves the rock away”.
Moral: It is common for someone to run away from obstacles and problems. But this story shows the importance of seeing opportunities in every obstacle that might improve your condition. You should invest time to remove obstacles in your life and try to see opportunities that aren’t easily visible.
- The never-say-die attitude of Colonel Sanders
One of the stories that will always inspire budding entrepreneurs even when their morale is low is the story of Colonel Harland Sanders.
“Anything is possible, as long as you believe in achieving it.”Punit Dhawan
He was a 7th-grade dropout who tried numerous jobs in life but didn’t succeed. He began selling chickens at the age of 40. However, his dream of opening a restaurant was turned down every time because of conflicts and wars.
Later, he decided to franchise his restaurant. He and his recipe were rejected 1,009 times before getting the final approval. Within no time, the secret recipe of “Kentucky Fried Chicken” became a massive hit worldwide.
Moral: You should try hard and believe in yourself no matter how many times you have failed until you are successful.