Many people don’t know that I started off my career some 24 years ago at the age of 18 as a receptionist in a local hospital with a salary of Rs. 900/- per month without any perks. Alongside that job, I continued my formal education. As I moved forward in my career, I started realizing that life was tougher than expected and there were a number of things that I was not taught in school.
I was lucky to meet some very inspiring teachers and mentors, who taught me do’s and don’ts of life. A lot of things I share in my regular training workshops; however, today I would like to share with you five important life lessons I learnt from visionaries I met in my life. I hope it will benefit you as well.
- Don’t be fooled by the ‘get rich fast’ mentality
Have you noticed that ‘the get rich quick’ mentality is rampant on the internet, and it’s getting worse with every next day? There is a vicious cycle that just seems to continue itself and I’m not sure which came first, the people selling ‘get rich quick’ or the people looking for it. It seems as though there are opportunity seekers out there who are asking to be scammed.
I recently met a wise businessman who said to me: “Why should it be easy to get rich? The world is more competitive than ever, and even with the availability of internet and social media, there is no easy way for everybody to get rich? Allah (swt) has not made this world like this. If you want to be successful financially, in relationships, in health and even making Allah (swt) pleased with you – you have to envision and work hard. There is no formula for getting quick success in Allah’s (swt) design.”
I totally agree with this, after meeting thousands of people across the world from all walks of life.
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