Two things that keep me going

I have no idea how and why, but every time I feel low, one of these two pieces of poetry will automatically fill my mind and keep playing in loop till my spirits are back to normal and I am ready to take on the challenges presented to me.

First one is

करत करत अभ्यास के जड़मति होत सुजान।
रसरी आवत जात ते सिल पर परत निसान॥

I had read this for the first time in 5th class Hindi text book, and every-time I think that I don’t have sufficient skills to do something, this couplet plays in my mind till I go ahead and do it.

These two simple lines forms the basis of my ‘I will figure it out‘ attitude as I go ahead and do new things.



वीर तुम बढ़े चलो
धीर तुम बढ़े चलो

सामने पहाड़ हो
सिंह की दहाड़ हो
तुम निडर,हटो नहीं
तुम निडर,डटो वहीं

वीर तुम बढ़े चलो
धीर तुम बढ़े चलो

Whenever I have felt like giving up, these eight lines takes over in loop and does not let me give up on my goals. I don’t even remember when I had first read it.

In last 6 years of my entrepreneurial journey,  their has been multiple times when I thought about giving it up, and I had to do things that I was initially ill suited to do, but I kept on going.

These two simple things are secret of my self motivation, what’s yours?