Thursday, November 18, 2010

Arindam Chaudhuri:There Is No Shortcut To Success

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‘There is no shortcut to success — the only way is through continuous effort’ they used to say in the old days. It is something that celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor largely agrees with, having learnt from his own experience of hosting a cookery show on television for the last 17 years.

“If you want to succeed, the only way is to put in an equivalent amount of continuous effort,” says Kapoor. “You have to put in the requisite labour each time in order to achieve success and cannot afford to rest on the laurels of your last success. Each time I host my cookery show, I start afresh,” he says.

Management guru Arindam Chaudhuri believes implicitly in the principle of consistent effort and he illustrates this with an example. Arindam had a problem with the topic of differential calculus while he was doing his management studies. “Every paper that had an element of differential calculus in it, I couldn’t do well in initially. But then by practising non-stop, I remember I topped the paper finally!

One has to keep trying hard, at times fall, get up and try again. This is one of the key secrets to success. Too often things haven’t happened the way I wanted and it’s only continuous striving that’s helped. I believe that passion is of no use unless it’s backed by sustained sincerity.”

TV actor Sweta Keswani, who while believing in the usefulness of luck in success, also believes that one has to back it up with effort.”When I was relatively new as an actress, I made a cold call to a well-known lady producer for work. We spoke for some time and she seemed keen to have me in her production but no call came from her office as expected. Two weeks later the channel I worked for recommended me to her and I went to see her again. When I reminded her that I’d met her a fortnight earlier on my own, without the clout of a powerful channel behind me, she at once approved my selection. I went on to do 162 episodes of the serial, owing a good part to the effort I’d made earlier. Effort is an indispensable pre-requisite for success. Don’t expect luck to find you, you have to go out and seek it.”

And as Sanjeev Kapoor says, success when achieved is the biggest motivator. “Once you achieve it, you’re motivated to go out and make even more efforts.”

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