In this episode of The Dr. Subhash Chandra Show, Dr. Subhash Chandra interacts with the students in Hisar about the role of hard-work and luck in being successful in business and life. How to be successful? For reaching there, what you need and what is right and what is wrong? What is more important hard-work or luck?
Throwing the question open to the students, Subhashji askes them their views on which one is more important. A student says that there is a 95% and 5% ratio of hard-work and luck while another says that ‘Smart work’ ismore important than hard work. An interesting analogy that comes to the fore is that luck is like a lift while hard-work is like a ladder, in a lift if the rope breaks the lift cna come crashing down where as even if a rung of the ladder breaks you can rely on the one below.
To elaborate on the subject Subhashji introduces the audience to the first guest on the show, change-maker Smt. Sunita Nagar who founded the Vishwas and Asha Foundation in Hisar. Her aim is to provide a sustainable livelihood to women. She began by producing and promoting bajra or pearl millet and its products in agro fairs, and encouraging its farming. Today, her idea has lead to a movement of women empowerment and self reliance. “In my opinion, I believe in hard-work more than fate and luck. Coming from a poor family I have reached here just because of pure hard-work and I hope to make other women like me also just as successful,” she says.
Sharing her amazing story she says, “When I started off we had no capital. We, all the women, pooled in resources and reinvested after our initial sales.” Subhashji applauds her ability to find a way without taking a loan or asking anyone for capital. She urges everyone to stand up, work hard and rid our great nation of poverty.
Subhashji says, “If you only rely on luck and keep waiting for something to happen, nothing can happen then. There will always be ups and downs in any business and any job however change is the only constant and one must keep evolving and working towards the goal. If everything depended on just luck people would simply stop working hard for anything, it is something to think about.”
The second guest on the show is Smt. Somvati Laura. She was married off at the tender age of fourteen, faced tremendous hardships and was not accepted by her in-laws, but began working as an anganwadi (mother and child-care) worker with minimum pay and today after 17 years has emerged as a successful businesswoman. Sharing her story she says, “Hard-work is important. So is principles, intentions and direction. You must keep working hard in the right direction. Only then can one be successful.” Today she makes organic manure for crops and is a self-reliant and successful woman entrepreneur. She also explains the importance of involving your family in the work you do by narrating incidents of how she convinced her husband and many years later he daughter-in-law to join her in this business.
In conclusion Subhashji urges people to not rely or blame luck, “Work hard, if you work hard and smart that is even better.”