MindYourBusyNess: May 2011

Entrepreneur instinct

What do you think about your ideal life? A happy family, fat salary cheque every week/ month, manageable relationships & lot of fun. If you think on these lines you are probably one of the billions others in this world. Thinking on these lines is very common phenomenon. We all cherish to live in our comfort zones, it is a healthy reaction. But some of us think on another set of lines. In place of imagining themselves as an employee, they dream of becoming the employer. In place of receiving the salary cheque they think of signing the salary cheques to many others. They carry an idea, a wish to develop a new organization based on new principles discovered by them in their sphere of chosen work. Their philosophy & view point is like a gardener who choose to take care of little plants whose fruits will be enjoyed by others probably years after his/her dedicated care & service to protect & grow the plant to a big tree. They enjoy true joy of giving/serving others. They have vision & patience. These people ate just like me and you. Either due to circumstances or voluntarily they have become a medium to develop the entrepreneur instinct in them which is a rare commodity. It requires lot of energy to keep this instinct alive on the face of odds in life. Do you know someone like this? Or are you yourself resemble this description? If you have seen this instinct anywhere, please don’t let it die. Support by whatever means you can. Your drop of support can be the contributing factor of making the big sea tomorrow.

Short cut

Whenever I have a choice to travel between A congested, crowded, uneven & unorganized road where less distance is to be travelled & An open, wide, smooth, organized & well maintained road where little more distance is to be travelled I mostly prefer the later one. I feel I save fuel & time by exercising my choice where I have to drive on high gears & face lesser obstructions and apply fewer brakes. But one of my dear friends will select the other choice mostly in similar situation & paradoxically for almost the same reasons. He also feels that he saves fuel & time that way due to travel less distance. Logically both the point of views has substance & merit. In real terms we cannot take for granted that any one of the view point will always be economic. The circumstances (traffic & road conditions etc) are dynamical in nature. In absolute terms sometime I and sometime my friend will be economical. Although both the viewpoints seem opposite, one needs not to prove the other as wrong approach. Both of us can happily co exist, enjoy and still laugh at each other (In place of fighting with each other). Similarly in any family or society you will find two types of persons- Conservatives -paying more importance to traditions, proven techniques and safe methods. Modern- paying more importance to trials, new techniques and risk taking methods. To keep our family/society in a healthy state, we must allow each of its members the freedom to exercise his/her choices of adapting any viewpoint –modern or conservative. When only one biased view is forced upon on most of its members without caring about their choices, the society heads s for disaster sooner or later. Image -courtesy freedigitalphotos.net