“We’re stuck, and if we don’t move now, we’ll be stuck forever”

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“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do” ~ Steve Jobs –

I became a part of Young India Challenge’14 without knowing much about it, and talking about anything else, but the movement itself, would be less respectful,
So, I decide to write purely on the basis of a “push”, similarly like the movement, which specifically initiates the development of a mind-frame of the strong. Strong not only in one aspect, but as a whole.

“I’ve no Idea. People who boost about their I.Q are losers” – Stephen Hawkins, when asked about his I.Q.
The movement was never restricted, never bound, it was free, for those who want to be a part of it, it is not just attending the 3 days at Young India Challenge, it has no age restrictions, not even education bound.

When we launched the “Mangalyan” in half the cost than United States,
or even when “Kolaveri Di” went viral on YouTube.

It’s not because a bunch of people wanted to go around things and work for money,
Those exceptionally beautiful things happen when you have the passion to do things.
And similarly Kamal Seth and Apporv Bamba, came into the picture, by initiating, YoungIndiaChallenge.

The three days weren’t just about people coming and talking, about how their place came into being in the “change” but rather in a more interactive manner, with the speakers as well as the delegates in themselves.

The whole idea of the movement is not competing; it’s about innovating and bringing about a change in oneself, and in the society.
Steve Job’s pretty much summed it up for me,

“Pretty much, Apple and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money. They make it by being Wal-Mart. We make it by innovation”

Our mind, runs, and grabs, and falls,
We want to be everything now, and in an instance nothing at all
but we must remember, every great thing comes with a price, a sacrifice
How I define sacrifice, is “Practice”.

You can’t do something?
Do it again.

Working as a Happiness team member, both In YIC’14 and YIC’15, was not actually working at all,
I never felt a wee bit of work, when everybody works in the same direction, it makes it simple.

At the end of both the YIC’s I’ve had Delegates approaching me expressing their part of the story, and telling me that the experience has really stirred the energy in them again.
Two of the most successful people in their fields, and what they say.

“The older I get, the more I see how much motivations matter. The Zune was crappy because the people at Microsoft don’t really love music or art the way we do. We won because we personally love music.”

― Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs

“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” ~ Bob Dylan

See? That’s where the magic happens.

I’ve used a lot of quotations, because I believe less the words the strong they are, and if the maestros already wrote so much about it, why not use it.

Take risks, think about it, do things that matter, we know it’s not easy, that is why it’s worth doing.


“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”

~Vaibhav Naik

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