Business Today 14th January 2018 - Page 97

aving spent over 28 years working in business and management, there are a number of lessons I have learnt. But if I were to pin down one lesson that has stood the test of time and been applicable in every sphere of my working life, it would be “Persistence Overcomes Resis- tance”. It is this never say die attitude that has helped me in my professional journey. John D. Rockefeller said: “I do not think that there is any quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost ev- erything, even nature.” This lesson has helped me overcome any chal- lenge I faced and has kept me focused on the job at hand, be it my studies or my career, and now running one of the largest franchises of an MNC bank. Think of a stonecutter who hammers away at a rock, perhaps a hundred times before a crack shows up. When the 101st blow splits the rock January 14 I 2018 I BUSINESS TODAY I 97