This article is sponsored by Ford Figo Aspire - What Drives you?
If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.
These are the words of Coco Chanel, the iconic French fashion designer whose legacy is a lesson in building and scaling a multi-billion dollar brand people aspire to associate with. With no godfather to lift her to instant success, Chanel pursued her dreams the old fashioned way and let her drive fuel her success story. And that drive made history in the fashion industry.
This intrinsic drive to stop accepting status quo and pursue their passion to build a business and make a difference to their community, while also leaving behind their legacy, is what defines an entrepreneur.
What made the founders behind a book selling website scale it to the largest e-commerce platform in India? What made Phanindra Sama start RedBus and make it one of the most successful internet businesses from India? A drive. Rajat Tuli and Rahul Anand did not lose heart after their dotcom company went bust. Instead they pawned their company laptop to contribute to the seed fund which helped establish Happily Unmarried. They could have given up and looked for safe, corporate jobs. Instead they looked within and found their drive.
Farhan wants to know #whatdrivesyou? There is a unique driving force in each of us that makes us go further. If you are able to tap into it, you will be able to take that extra step or even face that extra risk, and thus achieve success. Successful people are more satisfied with their lives and hence are happier.
Actually it is a simple flow chart of
Drive → Effort → Success → Happiness
So what matters is knowing what drives you and brings a smile to your face.