And the lesson was – there is “NO SHORTCUT
” to success. And my Dad told me to be prepared for failures, get up back and try again until you succeed.
For the next few years, things went the same way. I studied harder than ever. Because I wanted to get a good job, make money, chase my dreams and give my parents a good life. I got admission into a good college “Army Institute on Technology, Pune” through AIEEE entrance exam.
By the time I was in college, it was a whole new world. I went to hostel. I was independent, no parents supervision, I had lots of fun, played sports, started eating in big restaurants. I started borrowing money from my friends, and then started borrowing more and then more…
…the friendships were strained, my results were getting bad, I even failed in few subjects. I never wanted to ask my father for money because I didn’t wanted to increase his burdens.
I was into 3rd year of my college and by the next year my sister needed to get admission in college. Everyone in my family was tensed. My father had retired and spent most of his pension money for my college fees. He was hardly left with anything.
And I wanted to help him, my sister and my family. The feeling was strong but I had no idea what to do. I even tried network marketing with my father for few months. I would work for 2-3 months, build a team and then the company would shut down. I FAILED multiple times working with various MLM companies.
Things started to get real bad…