Hard working folks.
To all those who relentlessly work hard,
It is not a secret that I am a failure – I failed with my start-up, with many Rise events and at becoming a C.A. I may never get over all those failures but they taught me that one trait matters the most – grit. And there is one woman who has played a vital role in helping me realise the importance of grit.
She has been my closest confidante for more than 7 years now. I have barely ever written something nice about her on social media. But this post will be different.
I always thought that I was more talented than Anisha and she agreed with me. What could Anisha possibly achieve that Nukul couldn’t? The answer in our heads back then was ‘Nothing!’. But that was only till the time life decided to test our grit.
Back to back failures bogged me down, made me lose faith in my ‘talent’ and I didn’t even realise when I became a quitter. But Anisha, she held on to her faith, continued her struggle and NEVER GAVE UP. She clearly knew that outside expectations were never high from her, but she didn’t stop expecting much more from herself. After each C.A exam failure, she cried for a few days, called me up and told me – ‘I want to do it ya. I don’t know where I am going wrong. But I’ll work on it.’ There was a point when I felt like asking her to quit, because I felt that she wasn’t a ‘natural’. Fast forward many failed attempts, and here she is today – C.A Anisha Kumar. I couldn’t be happier and more motivated. She deserves it in all ways and so does every other person who is not ‘naturally’ made for what they do but still do it dedicatedly and relentlessly.
Let me end with one quote from Harsha Bhogle that has changed the way I look at life: “A major, major part of excellence has nothing to do with talent. In course of time, once you go beyond a certain level, ability or talent is the most useless virtue to possess. Its what you do with that talent that matters. Beyond a point, its passion, attitude and work ethics that count far far far more than talent” – Nukul.
Congratulations Annu. You make me feel proud. You inspire me. Lots of love and (virtual) gifts to you. :’)