So, there’s this show based on a book which is based on a real-life story of a financial stock market ‘legend’ Harshad Mehta on Sonyliv and I too decided to hop on this bandwagon to know about what the hype was all about. And this show is a literal eye-opener of what money can do to our lives.
So, here are 5 life lessons which I want to share. (P.S if you haven’t watched the show yet, this blog might contain some spoilers!)
5 lessons from The Harshad Mehta Story
1. You don’t need Education to become Rich
No matter how much you are scoring in your exams currently but life will never be as easy as passing another exam or excelling at it. The moment you leave your school/college, real-life begins from there.
And a disclaimer, it can get as brutal or as satisfying as you want it to be. Just keep your priorities straight and focus on the end goal.
Harshad Mehta was not that fond of education but he was good in maths and accounts and hence went into the field of stocks and share market because he was aware of his strengths.
So, introspect yourself and it doesn’t matter if you are not scoring good marks in your exams. Just know your strengths and keep on working to improve yourself daily!
2. Confidence can take you places
Harshad Mehta was not fond of education but was a very confident man. He knew how he can pave his path ahead with his confidence.
And that’s what matters. Your ability to convince someone, to change the situation in your favor, and how to rise above it all. Confidence can take you places. But remember, there is a thin line between being confident and being over-confident. Harshad Mehta was confident but with the rise in his status and power he became a bit over-confident and we all know how it ended! So, beware!
3. Irrespective of your success, never forget your basic Principles and values
Harshad Mehta was a businessman and with that, he was also a family man too. He never indulged himself in any indecent activities and always kept himself far away from the world of drinks, smoking, and partying.
He knew his basic principles and his responsibilities of a family man and made sure to stick with that. And that’s what we should also aim for.
No matter how rich you become, how famous you become, never forget your basic roots. Because if you’ll change that, you’ll not be staying true to your authentic self. And what do we have apart from being ourselves?
4. Try to take the righteous path
Harshad Mehta started his journey with a simple job of working under a stockbroker but soon started his own business which was only right since he wanted to earn more.
But when he began to earn more, he didn’t care if he had to bend some rules or step over someone (metaphorically speaking), he just did what was right for his business.
And that eventually led him towards a tragic ending. Never go so mad after making money that you forget how to make a good and decent living out of it. Otherwise, that money will be of no use!
5. Think about Your Family
Harshad Mehta’s death was the saddest incident. Why? Despite him excelling in his career, going from rags to riches and then to rags again, his death took place inside a jail cell, through a heart attack that too with no one by his side. Such a sad and lonely end to a massive ‘legend’ of the financial sector.
Always value your relations no matter how much you earn.
After watching the end of the finale episode, that ending made me realize was all the money that he earned, the fame that he acquired, was it all worth it when he died all alone craving to meet his family for one last time?
I mean he was a family guy but never really cared how much his family was suffering because of all the news that was going around about him. His main priority was always making more money. And look at how it all came to a tragic end.
Now I’m not saying that one should stop earning, or that being rich is bad. No, it’s’ all good and fine unless you are sidelining other important things and relations in your life. That’s wrong.
Your relationships are your assets. Your money can come and go but without your basic relations, you might live a lonely life.
That been said, I loved this show (although I don’t have enough knowledge about how the stock and share market works) but the story was pretty amazing and engrossing!
You should watch this show for its story even if you too don’t know much about stocks! (#NotAnAd) Feel free to share your views in the comments below!
Until then, live positively and happily!