Ratan Tata is an inspiration for many a people. His life and work is not only illustrious but also teaches lessons of working hard and how to lead a good life. I never see his just as a business tycoon. In fact, he is a visionary and a true entrepreneur. A philanthropist at heart and a generous person, Ratan Tata continues to inspire and motivate millions of people with not just his words, but with his actions.
So here are a few inspirational quotes by Ratan Tata that might inspire and motivate you in your life.
If you want to walk fast, walk alone. But if you want to walk far, walk together.
Ups and downs in life are very important to keep us going, because a straight line even in an ECG means we are not alive.
Success and failure are the part of life. Things in our life cannot always be hunky dory. There will be bad phases as well as brighter ones. A good life is one that embraces both the crest and troughs with equal élan. We cannot grow if you have not fallen once. So accept your tough phase with a smile and the good ones with gratitude. And work hard to make your dreams come true.
I admire people who are successful. But if that success has been achieved through too much ruthlessness, then I may admire that person, but I can’t respect him.
This is one of the reasons why I admire Ratan Tata. Being successful is a great thing, but is that success comes without compassion, the success is diluted, and it is not worth.
Encourage people, question the unquestioned and don’t be ashamed to bring up new ideas, new processes to get things done.
A new enterprise always starts with new ideas. We should always encourage others and never stop asking questions. There are no foolish questions. All questions are equally important. If you have new and better proposals, bring it forward and work on it, even if it requires novel ways .
The day I will not be able to fly will be a sad day for me.
This quote seems very personal to me. Those born with wings will always be sad if they are unable to fly.
None can destroy iron, but its own rust can. Likewise none can destroy a person but his own mindset can.
Just like rust destroys the iron, our own negative thoughts can destroy you. At times, we blame others and external factors for our failures and hard times. But we rarely understand that no one and nothing can stop us from following our dreams. It is our own fear and apprehensions that stop us from achieving what we want. So stop your negative thoughts, meditate and work hard towards your dreams.
All of us do not have equal talents. Yet all of us have equal opportunity to develop our talent.
Not everyone is born with equal talent. But it does not mean that we do not get opportunities to develop our talent. Some may be more aptitude at a certain things, but all of us have talent in some area. It is upto us to identify that aptitude and utilize the opportunities that come our way to nurture them. If you really want to do something, you will find a way out.
Business need to go beyond the interest of their companies to the communities they serve.
This is why I feel Ratan Tata is a true entrepreneur. Business does not only mean to fatten your own pockets. Business should cater to the community, create jobs and help the people. This is what a good business does.
I don’t believe in taking right decisions. I take decisions and then make them right.
This quote is one of my favourite. When we take a decision, we usually consider all the possibilities and then think of a best solution. But at times, situations do not remain the same. We might have thought about a certain scenario while taking the decision and that might change later. This does not mean that we should think our decision was bad and abandon what we were doing. Decisions can never ne good or bad, right or wrong. Whatever we decide, we need to work towards it to make them right.
Take the stones people throw at you to build a monument.
In life, we are bound to meet a lot of people – some good and some bad. We will meet people who will encourage and motivate us. Similarly, we will come across many people who will try to pull us down. There will be people who would discourage us and some will spread negativity. What we need to do is to ignore such people and take inspirations from the positive people around us. Don’t let the negativity affect you, ignore the emotional vampires and let their hindering strengthen your will to follow your dreams and work hard.
Don’t be serious, enjoy life as it comes.
This quote is perhaps one of the best for today’s life. We are so much saddled with work and stress, we often forget to take time off to enjoy life. We are fretting over situations that are beyond our control. Stop, take a deep breath, and get a hold of your life. Take each situation as it comes and don’t forget to enjoy and laugh. Work hard, laugh harder and live deeper.