Overcoming Obstacles: The role of Teachers and Mentors

  • All it takes is one person, to believe in a young man or a woman, for them to reach their dreams: You might be underestimated or written out for ridiculous reasons but it takes just one person or mentor to believe in you. Fortunately, people around me gave that little kid a chance and I am forever grateful to them. Even today I realize that being a bit more patient with people who want to learn will yield tremendous results. Without mentors or leaders guiding us, none of us would have realized our true potential. The humble act by Mr.V Vaidyanathan, MD & CEO of IDFC First Bank for his Maths school teacher Mr. Gurdial Saini is an amazing inspirational gesture we can all learn from. Also, I humbly request all leaders and mentors to be more considerate and patient with the new guy; He might surpass your expectations.
  • Complex Problems might often have Simple Solutions: As I said, all I required was a pair of glasses to correct my vision. It was a simple but life-changing solution in more than one way to overcome my obstacle. In my sales experience, I try to understand the underlying problem/requirement first rather than just push a bouquet of available solutions. I aim to look for simple clues and solutions when a problem is presented. Even if I don’t find a simple solution each time, I gain from understanding the problem in depth always.
  • Your Obstacles can be the source of your Superpowers: We tend to get bogged down when we don’t nail something in the first few attempts. We don’t realize the extent of our obstacles or that we require some more practice or we might not even have the right guidance or resources at that time. But the way we uniquely learn, accept, and overcome our obstacles will determine our superpowers. I would definitely like to speak about it in detail someday.

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Ajit Hirekar

Ajit Hirekar

DGM Sales at KocharTech. #Blogger, Coffee Addict & Pizza Fanatic. And Yes, I do my own stunts!