What i have learnt.
I started my first unofficial business when i was 15 and had more money than most of my classmates. It was pretty basic. I loan out my lunch money to the supposed ‘big boys’ and got 100% ROI the next day, and a 10% discount for an immediate re-loan. I was the King!
My second business didn’t do so well and put me in debt and so was the third.
I’m still in the trenches, not because i need to be but because i love what i’m doing so much that i couldn’t see myself doing anything else with my life.
Happiness often is contentment. It’s hard to make mistakes when you’re happy. When you’re content with life, you’re happy with it “as is”.
You don’t ask yourself, “what if?”
When we make mistakes, we suffer. Suffering is about learning. It’s about experimentation. It’s about bleeding and gnashing your teeth.
It’s about making mistakes.
Your risk appetite grows. Your appetite for suffering grows. You become unhappier but you become more fulfilled.
It’s the see-saw of accomplishment. You either choose one or the other.
While we all seek fulfillment, we also want to be happy. We can have both — just not at the same time.
It’s your life. It’s up to you how you want to divide it up. How much you want to spend blissfully unaware and how much you want to spend suffering in the name of your work.
You deserve to be happy — but you also deserve to know how to be fulfilled.