The Dangal Lesson

Amar Pandit , CFA , CFP

Amar Pandit

A respected entrepreneur with 25+ years of Experience, Amar Pandit is the Founder of several companies that are making a Happy difference in the lives of people. He is currently the Founder of Happyness Factory, a world-class online investment & goal-based financial planning platform through which he aims to help every Indian family save and invest wisely. He is very passionate about spreading financial literacy and is the author of 4 bestselling books (+ 2 more to release in 2020), 8 Sketch Books, Board Game and 700 + columns.

The first scene of the movie Dangal has a gentleman challenging the character played by Aamir Khan for a wrestling match in the office.

He loses the duel twice to Aamir Khan and seems disappointed. Then he proudly says “Dum hai Tere Main. State Level Champion ko haraya hai Tune(You have strength. You have defeated a State Level Champion).

Aamir then tells him “Dil chota mat kar. National Champion se hara hai tu(Don’t feel bad; You have lost to a National Champion).

Look at the situation. The state level champion was not even aware that the person he was fighting was a National Level Champion.

We often have this myopia. Just because we are the best in a certain geography, we think we are the best everywhere.

Always learn from the best. Figure out who they are, see what they are doing and seek guidance on becoming the best.

If we have to become like them, learn from them. If something has worked for them, it will work for you too.

On that note, I wish you and your family a very Happy Ganesh Chaturthi. Have a wonderful day and year ahead.