“Pursue excellence and success will chase you… pants down.”
Remember this dialogue from Rancho to his friend Raju in the 2009 blockbuster ‘3 Idiots’?
This was amongst the several lessons that Rancho delivered throughout this movie, to his friends Raju and Farhan.
But the biggest lesson among them was that if you worry about what you’re doing (or not doing), you will be on the path to desperation and failure.
This not only applies to individuals, but also to companies that are worried about whether their next plan will succeed or not.
You see, success is such a peculiar thing.
When we focus on our failures, or try to minimise or avoid them, it will not help us become successful. This is because we will be devoting our energies focusing on minimising or avoiding failures.
But then, when we go after success, there’s no guarantee that we will really succeed.
So how do we succeed?