THE MIGHTY MAN
The auction had started, people were shouting 500bucks, 650, 800…… and suddenly a shivering and a scared voice said 1000bucks and that was the end of the auction.
A man of 22 years, who came from a poor family and had not seen 1000 bucks till this day had won the auction but was still in heebie-jeebies.
To build his own business and earn like riches was his dream. The day before the auction, he had borrowed money from his relatives and promised to give it back once he sets up his business.
The man was the second child among 5 others. He had lost his father at a very young age and his elder brother took up the family responsibility. The man lacked family’s support but his zeal to achieve greatness in his life never went off his mind. In many instances, the family slept empty stomach. The half-broken wooden windows, the bare floor, no sunlight could pass through the doors but the house still lived and breathed because of the good souls like the man.
The bells sound and the priest sings devotional songs in front of Lord Ganesha. The man arrives: “dear Ganesha I have struggled hard these days to buy these shops and now I have many responsibilities on my back”. I have decided to set up a business and bang the buck I have borrowed from others. “Please show me a way!”
The man was still in confusion but did not care for bad mouths but followed his dream. The time had arrived to set up his business. Without a penny in his pocket, he dared to start the business. He went to a big city to bring the materials and other items for his shop with the confidence of some borrowed money still in his pocket.
Huge buildings, long roads, big vehicles on the road and the man was struck in the middle of the road.
“Hey Ganesha this is so irritating, I am unable to find my way”. I am lost in this huge city, don’t know what to do.
He was in utter agony and was searching where he could get the materials for his shop.
Somebody in the back called the man: hello Mr. are you searching for anything, shall I help you?
Man: thanking the god in his mind! Yes, sir, I am searching for sewing machine shops where I could buy them at wholesale prices.
Somebody: (smiles) I am the owner of the sewing machine shop. Come let me take you inside and show you the quality machine at wholesale price.
Man: Thank you so much, sir.
The man was happy as he got a new connection who also showed him other shops related to tailoring. The man’s family occupation also lies in sewing clothes. He was happy setting us a tailoring shop that his father taught him.
He had put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into setting up his small business. The man was very sincere in his job. Again there was no moral support to him. Every who heard of business started laughing at him. All rotters on one side but this negativity was balanced with his own strength and trust in himself. His simple life, down to earth nature and hard work helped him reach the success in future.
The man started working day and night. Slowly few employees got added to his business. He was standing the whole day to make perfect cuttings to stitch further. He was a one-man army who alone went to the neighbouring city to buy the materials. He always caught a train, ran to the market area that was kilometres away from the station, bought all the material and carried the heavy materials on his shoulder and quickly reached the station to catch the next train.
Once when the man was working overnight, a brutal man with a harsh voice entered the shop and started asking for money. This man who was completely dependant on his day to day earnings was a little puzzled and was thinking about what must be his reaction now.
Hey you, what are you thinking (again the harsh voice bounced at him)? Give me your part of earning otherwise I will knock down all the things in your shop. The man was in the utter shutter. But without a second thought, the man replied: sir, I have put sweat and blood in building this shop and working day and night to earn little money. I come from a poor background with no supporting system. My whole life is dependant on this business. And sir I will be happy to stitch a pair of dresses for you. I am happy doing this work please be cooperative and do not disturb my business.
The rowdy was stunned, he was quiet and left the shop. The man, along with the work was also fascinated with the philosophies. He demonstrated the buddha and angulimala story. And to his surprise, the rowdy visited the following day to place an order for stitching his clothes and not to take away his earnings.
Likewise, the man stood strong throughout his business journey, struggled hard to set up a big business with a lot of employees working under him. The man always thought that ideas are nobody’s monopoly and setting up a business and earning is everybody’s right. He took all the negativities from others and built a strong business that gave him recognition.
We should always concentrate on our work and dream big to achieve it. Work is worship and the result is a fruitful success. The man sets an example for ‘dream it and you will definitely achieve it’.