Gurbaksh Chahal | Success Is How High You Bounce When You Hit Rock Bottom
We all have our low points. Whether they are personal or professional. We hit roadblocks and obstacles all the time. At some point, we think quitting is the only option. But, let me be the first to say the day you quit, is the day you lose forever. Nobody remembers that journey and nobody wants that stigma. Perseverance prevails and that lasts a lifetime. But, you have to have a thick skin to drown out the noise.
In my 16 years of being an entrepreneur, I’ve been hit with many losses, mistakes, frivolous lawsuits, business deals that went sour, and cash crunches just to make payroll. Many would have thrown in the towel at any of these points. And, I’d be dishonest if I didn’t tell you I thought about doing the same. But, an inner voice inside of me didn’t let me let go. It was my fighter. I call it intuition, some call it purpose, some call it a cosmic energy that holds you together and steers you away from all that negativity.
You will fail throughout this journey. You will lose things you weren’t expecting. You will get disappointed. People will take advantage of your core. But, do not let the steer you from your end game. Do not quit. Success is not measured in a linear form, it’s measured on the way you bounce back when you’ve hit bottom. If I would’ve listened to my fears, I wouldn’t be able to share this message today with you. But, my blessings allows me to share a core lesson: tough times never last, but tough people do.
So do not dwell there. Think positive. Use your cosmic energy and make it shine. You are here on this earth for a purpose, a purpose to succeed, a purpose to defy the odds, a purpose to find your inner happiness. Focus on that. And, keep the eye on the prize. You will prevail, as I did. And, I’m no different than the people that are reading this message.
So, Dream Big. Embrace the Grind. The sheer force you use in bouncing back will only determine that success. And, that becomes a magnetic form of energy you can carry throughout your life.
Chairman & CEO, ProcureNet | Founder, Chahal Foundation | 3 Exits $400MM+ | 4X Entrepreneur | Author | Guest Lecturer |Hong Kong | Bay Area
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