Author – R Shanthi M.Phil
Do you think buying and selling alone is called business? Business and business people are the oldest but ever advancing aspects in the recent world. I shall agree that nothing is new in this world. But perspectives of mine and yours will not be the same. And that’s the difference between me and a fine business man. The insight of mine could visualize some thoughts. But the business people are good creators. The perception of a good business man shall create something which could turn an ideal rock into rocking idle with enormous profit. And that’s the essence of business.
Business is not always creating new. It is finding ways, so that, utilizing the same thing in many a ways than it is actually meant to be. The best example to quote would be the cell phone. May be the primary objective of the mobile phones are communicating the ideas of two or more; but its main usage today that attracts more customers would be its additional facilities, say, internet, games, messaging services, music player and many others. And that’s the brain of business man.
If it is ahead of 20 years, I could say that hard work is the best principle to succeed as a business person. But nothing is permanent except change. Right..? Business world demands innovative thinkers rather than the hard working fellows. Hard workers work hard to complete his task assigned. But though lazy if the business person is an innovator, he could find an easy way to finish his job done. Think new and that’s the success formula.
There is a story which I wish to share at this point. There is a young farmer who got arrested by mistaken during the Hitler period. His old parents who don’t know other than farming and their son, suffered a lot because of his absence. You could visualize how it would be hard to plough a land in those days with their ancient technology especially at an old age. He writes his son about his miseries as a letter. His son with shock replied immediately from prison not to dig more, since he hides the weapons in that area.The very next day, the entire Nazi army surrounded the oldman’s field and dig the entire ground but found nothing.
The father surprisingly write his son another letter that there is no weapon found in their field. The son replies “Dad! This is all I could do from here from here for you to plough the land. Enjoy the monsoon!” Could you get my point? Whatever may be the situation; whatever may be the trouble you are surrounded by; whatever may be the level of competition; if you want to win then act wise.
Clouds are same across the world. But based on the vision of the viewers its shapes could be interpreted. Thousands of business are available around the world and millions of business people may be doing your business. But what makes you different from them will be your vision alone. The need of the hour as a businessman/woman is your creative vision in the name of innovation or intelligent vision. Every business is playing hide and seek by hiding the opportunities. To be a good player, always be the first to create something new or try to innovate with what you have, ready to adopt possible risks and never lose your hope. With positive thinking and forecasting nothing is impossible. Successful business people always take impossible as I’m possible and treat their failures as their step stones in their path of achievement.
Where the heart is willing, it will find a thousand ways; but where it is unwilling it will find thousand excuses. As we have heard “a loser sees uncertainties in every opportunity and the winner sees opportunity in every uncertainty”. Be the winner. And to be the winner, don’t work hard but think hard. Think different. Your thought could change the world one day and on that day your business could rule the world. Be the rain drop that could convert a shell into priceless pearl. And that day is not long for achievers like you.