7 steps to get rich, from a 90-year-old book on wealth -The Richest Man in Babylon.

by Darpan Sachdeva

-via Kathleen Elkins,Business Insider


The “secret” to getting rich is not much of a secret at all.

“It is practical. That which one man knows can be taught to others,” George S. Clason writes in his 1926 personal finance classic “The Richest Man in Babylon.

Clason’s collection of parables, based in the ancient city of Babylon, starts with the story of Arkad — the son of a humble merchant, of a large family with no hope of inheritance — who grows to become the richest man in Babylon, thanks to wisdom he sought out from a rich money lender named Algamish.

In hopes of turning his city into the wealthiest in the world, the King of Babylon asks Arkad if he can share the “secret to wealth” with the rest of the city. Arkad complies, and over the course of seven days, teaches a class of 100 men what he calls the “seven cures for a lean purse.”

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Save at least 10% of your income

1. ‘Start thy purse to fattening.’

Getting rich all begins with paying yourself first. More specifically, set aside a minimum of 10% of your earnings, Arkad advises: “For every ten coins thou placest within thy purse take out for use but nine. Thy purse will start to fatten at once and its increasing weight will feel good in thy hand and bring satisfaction to they soul.”

Anyone — rich or poor — can put money aside and let it accumulate, Arkad assures his class. You just have to commit to setting aside a minimum of 10%, and you’ll learn to live without it.

Today, it’s even easier to learn to live without a certain chunk of your income, thanks to technology. You can automatically deposit money from your paycheck and checking account into a retirement account, savings account, or other investment vehicle, removing the temptation to spend. If you never see it, you’ll learn to live without it.

“I, too, carried a lean purse and cursed it because there was naught within to satisfy my desires,” the richest man in Babylon explains to his class. “But when I began to take out from my purse but nine parts of ten I put in, it began to fatten. So will thine.”

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Live below your means

2. ‘Control thy expenditures.’

The next step is to simply spend less than you earn, which is easier said than done. Our consumer-driven society makes it incredibly easy to overspend — and what’s more, when income increases, people have a tendency to boost their spending. It’s called “lifestyle inflation.”

“What each of us calls our ‘necessary expenses’ will always grow to equal our incomes unless we protest to the contrary,” Arkad explains. “Confuse not the necessary expenses with thy desires.”

To control your expenses, you have to become a conscious spender and recognize where your money is going. A good starting point is to record all of your purchases (whether in a notebook, through an app like Mint, or on an Excel spreadsheet) and analyze your spending patterns.

“Study thoughtfully thy accustomed habits of living,” Arkad says. “Let thy motto be one hundred per cent of appreciated value demanded for each coin spent.” Even if you’re well on your way to accumulating a fortune, the habit of living below your means still applies. There are a surprising number of frugal billionaires who choose to save or give to charity, rather than drop their money on jets, yachts, and mansions.


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Put your money to work.

3. ‘Make thy gold multiply.’

Once you’ve made a habit out of controlling your expenses and setting aside at least 10% of your income, put that money to work.

“The gold we may retain from our earnings is but the start,” says Arkad. “The earnings it will make shall build our fortunes … Learn to make your treasure work for you. Make it your slave. Make its children and its children’s children work for you.”

Making your money your “slave” is the modern-day equivalent to smart investing through your employer’s 401(k) plan or other retirement accounts, such as a Roth IRA or traditional IRA. Thanks to compound interest, your savings can grow tremendously over time — the trick is to set aside money regularly and to start as early as possible.

“Behold, from my humble earnings I had begotten a hoard of golden slaves, each laboring and earning more gold,” explains Arkad. “As they labored for me, so their children also labored and their children’s children until great was the income from their combined efforts.”


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Make smart investments.

4. ‘Guard thy treasures from loss.’

There is always going to be a level of risk involved in investing, which is why it’s crucial to be smart about where you invest your money.

“The first sound principle of investment is security for thy principal,” says Arkad. “Is it wise to be intrigued by larger earnings when thy principal may be lost? I say not. The penalty of risk is probable loss. Study carefully, before parting with thy treasure, each assurance that it may be safely reclaimed. Be not misled by thine own romantic desires to make wealth rapidly.”

Investing is a long term game and the “get rich quick” mindset will only set you back. As legendary investor Warren Buffett likes to say, “It’s pretty easy to get well-to-do slowly. But it’s not easy to get rich quick.”

It can be tricky to figure out the best way to invest your money, but you don’t have to go at it alone. There are financial planners, wealth advisers, and robo-advisers to guide you. There is also an abundance of accessible information out there if you want to be a more hands-on investor. Check out some of our favorite books and podcasts that cover investing basics, strategies, and tips.

“Consult with wise men,” advises Arkad. “Secure the advice of those experienced in the profitable handling of gold. Let their wisdom protect thy treasure from unsafe investments.”

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Invest in a home.

5. ‘Make of thy dwelling a profitable investment.’

I recommend that every man own the roof that sheltereth him and his,” Arkad tells his class on the fifth day. “Nor is it beyond the ability of any well-intentioned man to own his home.”

Today, this topic is heavily debated, and there is no one, universal answer to the buying or renting question — however, Arkad argues that, “to own his own domicile and to have it a place he is proud to care for, putteth confidence in his heart and greater effort behind all his endeavors.”

Of course, before investing in a home, you’ll want to know how much you can afford and be financially prepared for the myriad of hidden costs that come with buying a home.

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Plan ahead for retirement

6. ‘Insure a future income.’

“The life of every man proceedeth from his childhood to his old age,” says Arkad. “Therefore do I say that it behooves a man to make preparations for a suitable income in the days to come, when he is no longer young, and to make preparations for his family should he be no longer with them to comfort and support them.”

Today, we call “the days to come” retirement. Time is your biggest asset when it comes to investing in retirement accounts — thanks to compound interest — so the earlier you can start saving for retirement, the better off you’ll be.

As far as making preparations for your family upon your death, or should you be in some way disabled, we now have insurance policies for these situations that you may want to consider:life, disability, and long-term care.

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Continually self-educate.

7. ‘Increase thy ability to earn.’

“The more of wisdom we know, the more we may earn,” preaches Arkad. “That man who seeks to learn more of his craft shall be richly rewarded.”

Rich people choose to constantly learn and grow — they would rather be educated than entertained, even after they’ve attained incredible success. Take Warren Buffett, for example, who estimates that 80% of his working day is dedicated to reading.

“Cultivate thy own powers, to study and become wiser, to become more skillful, to so act as to respect thyself,” says Arkad. “Thereby shalt thou acquire confidence in thyself to achieve thy carefully considered desires.”

Today — with such a wealth of books, podcasts, and online resources out there — it’s easier than ever to self-educate.

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobel thoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.


by  Darpan Sachdeva

Prince EA

Prince EA is an American Spoken word artist and YouTuber, known for delivering amazing spoken word rhymes over the top of inspirational soundtracks.His You Tube channel is getting lots of popularity and has gained millions of views.The inspirational videos he creates are just amazing and creating a new movement amongst millennial world wide.

He puts up and asks questions in his videos that are usually not asked or not usually answered to. If you want to understand and create an impact on the world and think differently,his viodeos are a must to watch:

Down below you will find 3 of his videos that creates a new path for the humanity towards nobleness and greatness.

1.Why Most People Die Before Age 25:

This video so truly shows us how we in real world put an end to our dreams and aspirations by the time we are 25  and never challenge ourselves towards the life of our real us.The life we would in fact love to lead of true potential and abundance.

He says that life shouldn’t be something that you just get on with. Everyone can relate to this video, and the challenges Prince EA talks about are real for all of us whether we like to admit it or not.
“You will never start this video again with the same perspective you had when you                                                                  clicked play”


2.  I Am NOT Black, You are NOT White

This video so immensely change the way we perceive in mind the different races that co-exist in the world. Prince EA has so beautifully showed the analogy of – Our race is nothing more than a model of car but at its core, we are all the same.

He has expressed so beautifully that who we are are is found inside us and not outside.The video is so mind blowing and inspiring .

                    Who would you be if the world never gave you a label?”



In the video  below Prince EA so beautifully expresses his point of view on the way we humans  as species have  acted and reacted to the mother earth while we have lived here and how and what we can do to make our stay here a better one.

Only You can do it and time is of essence”

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobel thoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.


All time Best 5 Ted talks as per TED Head -Chris Anderson

by Darpan Sachdeva

Chris Anderson,as the Curator of TED has the following five Talks that take the front
place for him when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer,

As the curator of TED, he’s had a front row seat for nearly every presentation or performance that’s graced the event’s stage and he names these five “quirky” picks.

1. David Deutsch: Chemical scum that dream of distant quasars

Legendary scientist David Deutsch puts theoretical physics on the back burner to discuss a more urgent matter: the survival of our species. The first step toward solving global warming, he says, is to admit that we have a problem.


2.Clay Shirky: Institutions vs. collaboration.

In this prescient 2005 talk, Clay Shirky shows how closed groups and companies will give way to looser networks where small contributors have big roles and fluid cooperation replaces rigid planning.


3. Nancy Etcoff : Happiness and its surprises

Why is Etcoff’s talk, “Happiness and its surprises,” one of Anderson’s all time faves? “This is one of a whole collection of talks on happiness that have really changed my thinking and, um, I think actually made me happier.”



4. Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice

In an engaging and personal talk — with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks — human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America’s justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country’s black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. These issues, which are wrapped up in America’s unexamined history, are rarely talked about with this level of candor, insight and persuasiveness.


5. Steven Pinker and Rebecca Newberger Goldstein: The long reach of reason

Here’s a TED first: an animated Socratic dialog! In a time when irrationality seems to rule both politics and culture, has reasoned thinking finally lost its power? Watch as psychologist Steven Pinker is gradually, brilliantly persuaded by philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein that reason is actually the key driver of human moral progress, even if its effect sometimes takes generations to unfold. The dialog was recorded live at TED, and animated, in incredible, often hilarious, detail by Cognitive.

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobel thoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.



Motivation in life-The Goldilocks rule

by  Darpan Sachdeva


During the course of daily routines we pick up certain tasks and leave them in between never completing them.Have you ever thought why this happens to almost all of us on daily basis.Whats the reason for this popping up of lack of motivation within us that stops us to go ahead  and live a life of abundance?

Researchers and scientists  have studied motivation for long now and have come to conclusion that human motivation is based on certain parametres.In continuation to this they have proven a  rule also called “Goldilocks Rule  to motivation”.

The Goldilocks Rule states that humans experience peak motivation when working on tasks that are right on the edge of their current abilities. Not too hard. Not too easy. Just right.

Human beings love challenges, but only if they are within the optimal zone of difficulty.
For example, imagine you are playing tennis. If you try to play a serious match against a four-year-old, you will quickly become bored. The match is too easy. On the opposite end of the spectrum, if you try to play a serious match against a professional tennis player like Roger Federer or Serena Williams, you will find yourself demotivated for a different reason. The match is too difficult.

Compare these experiences to playing tennis against someone who is your equal. As the game progresses, you win a few points and you lose a few points. You have a chance of winning the match, but only if you really try. Your focus narrows, distractions fade away, and you find yourself fully invested in the task at hand. The challenge you are facing is “just manageable.” Victory is not guaranteed, but it is possible. Tasks like these, science has found, are the most likely to keep us motivated in the long term.

Tasks that are significantly below your current abilities are boring. Tasks that are significantly beyond your current abilities are discouraging. But tasks that are right on the border of success and failure are incredibly motivating to our human brains. We want nothing more than to master a skill just beyond our current horizon.

Measure Your Progress

measure your goal

Its been said whats is measured is done.
If you want any part of your life to improve ,you have got to put it to some sort of measurable values.This is the boost giver that would enhance you move fully tracked towards your goals. It has to do with achieving that perfect blend of hard work and happiness.

Working on challenges of an optimal level of difficulty has been found to not only be motivating, but also to be a major source of happiness. As psychologist Gilbert Brim put it, “One of the important sources of human happiness is working on tasks at a suitable level of difficulty, neither too hard nor too easy.”

This blend of happiness and peak performance is sometimes referred to as flow, which is what athletes and performers experience when they are “in the zone.” Flow is the mental state you experience when you are so focused on the task at hand that the rest of the world fades away.

In order to reach this state of peak performance, however, you not only need to work on challenges at the right degree of difficulty, but also measure your immediate progress. As psychologist Jonathan Haidt explains, one of the keys to reaching a flow state is that “you get immediate feedback about how you are doing at each step.” The human brain is wired this way.

Two Steps to Motivation as research has shown:

If we want to break down the mystery of how to stay motivated for the long-term, down below would help:

  1. Stick to The Goldilocks Rule and work on tasks of just manageable difficulty.
  2. Measure your progress and receive immediate feedback whenever possible.
Wanting to improve your life is easy. Sticking with it is a different story. To stay on a motivated  mode, pick up a task or a challenge that is just within your reach,measure as you progress  and repeat the process.

Here is to your success and being motivated !!!

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobel thoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.

11 Life lessons learnt from the Champ-Muhammad Ali

by  Darpan Sachdeva

Last week the famous,one and only one ,The great Muhammad Ali  sadly passed away  but the legacy, as a person what he was and would be for the times and generations to come is just unmeasurable .The loss of the  Champ of the champions is huge.


Down below in the video- A Very Touching Tribute To Muhammad Ali by Billy Crystal

His life as one, teaches us so much to live by but down below are the 11 prominent lessons from him what are worth learning to live a life of fullness and abundance


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1. Turn your .Anger into power
At the age of 12, he was found seething with anger and vowing to “whup” the person who had stolen his bicycle. Joe Martin a police officer and boxing coach advised him to take up boxing before making such a move for self defence. The rest is history. What makes you Angry? You could turn that into power

2.It’s not the action that makes a thing right or wrong, but the purpose behind the action.

We must take ‘right’ action motivated by a purpose greater than ourselves. It must be a purpose designed to help others and to make for a better world.

If our purpose is selfish, its longevity will be unsustainable, but if it is given as an act of generosity, then who knows what power is emitted by such action?

Even when there were distractions around, he focused on training. Focus on what matters. In High School he graduated 376th out of a class of 391. He focused on his strength. The boxing ring and not the classroom.

4.To be able to give away riches is mandatory if you wish to possess them. This is the only way that you will be truly rich.

Giving back is the only way to true richness.More you are able to put the riches for the betterment of the people around you and the society as a whole ,the more rich you become.


Always trust your self.For Muhammad Ali,even when the media didn’t believe he would beat George Foreman in the famous Rumble in the jungle fight, he still believed that he was the greatest. Believe regardless of naysayers.

6.Be Your self.

You so not have to be what anyone else wants you to be.To be me is to be free. Break all chains that seek to entangle you – whether it be parental expectations, organizational demands or societies conformities. You are unique, and in order to operate in that uniqueness you must resist conformity if you are to truly embrace your destiny.

7. Love is a net that catches hearts like a fish.

Let love do its powerful work within you. Love draws. Love attracts. Love builds. Love heals. Love captivates.Love is a  heat that will warm the hearts of generations.

8.Impossible is nothing
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact.

It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential.
Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”

9.It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.

Take time to pause a moment in order to remove any pebbles you may have picked up along the way. These can take the form of small bad habits, seeds of unforgiveness, lack of discipline, secret fears, or even devious doubts.

Pull aside, even for a moment. Address them. Deal with them. Destroy them. For many a mountaineer has fallen to their death because of an unaddressed pebble. Deal with the pebbles in your life decisively, and you will conquer many more mountain tops.

10.Hard work and dedication
Angelo Dundee Champs’s trainer said he was always first in the gym and last to leave. “He’d even come to train when he wasn’t fighting…He was like a student of boxing. He’d find out how champs trained, how much they ran, how they ate before and stuff like that.”

“His roadwork was twice as much as what he needed, his sparring twice as much as he needed. If he was gonna fight 15 rounds, he’d spar for 30,” Justin Fortune, a boxing trainer, conditioning coach said.
The fallen champion also once said, “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

When asked how many sit-ups he did, he responded, “I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. That is when I start counting, because then it really counts. That’s what makes you a champion.”

His daughter Laila Ali reflecting on what she learned from her father “I learned that in order to be the best, you have to work harder than the rest”.

11. Old age is just a record of one’s whole life.

What does your record look like thus far? Every day we breathe we are writing the next page that will be included in the volume called, ‘My life’.

Within its record will be scribbles, mistakes, smudges, scratchings, all mixed up with moments of great joy, eloquence, sadness, wisdom and folly. But by the time we reach the last page – may it end with the words, ‘I have lived a full and fulfilled life – read and learn from my mistakes – and for the rest of the success story contained – there went I, but by the grace of God.’


Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobel thoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.

(Video) Steven Spielberg Commencement address-2016 at Harvard University

by Darpan Sachdeva

Steven Speilberg

My whole hearted true appreciation  and love for Steven Spielberg has again taken a new height after listening to through his commencement address at Harvard university this year.



There is so much to take home from his speech here and i do hope this would add a true value to our “Human” beings.

The lessons  gathered  here are:

1.Education is important and its never too late to learn in life.

2 Listen to your inner voice and intuition.

3.Do not turn away from whats painful.Examine it and then challenge it.

4.Know your past.

5.Do not let your morals be swayed away by convenience and expediency.

6.Make good friends.

7.Love,Support,Courage,Intuition are very important.

8 Seek a future of Justice and Peace.

9.Stay humanly connected .

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobel thoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.



(Video) Shark Tank’s Multi-Millionaire Daymond John on- Thinking Big

by  Darpan Sachdeva


The Billion Dollar money making Titan “Daymond John“, is no stranger to living and thinking big . Daymond John sky rocketed his clothing line, “FuBu” from the streets, to the worlds biggest stores with over 4 Billion Dollars in product sales to date.

He is an  entrepreneur, investor, television personality, author and motivational speaker. He is best known as the founder, president, and CEO of FUBU, and appears as an investor on the ABC reality television series Shark Tank.

Daymond is walking proof that you can really be successful if you put your heart and soul into your idea .Watch out the video below  where he speaks so beautifully of how and what made him a successful  person he is today from absolutely scratch.

Daymond John: Total Package Reel – Entrepreneur, TV Star, Fashion Mogul, Motivational Speaker


John has written three books, Display of Power, The Brand Within, and The Power of Broke.

Top Quotes from Daymond John:

-“I try to partner up, and strategic partners are way more important than money. I’d rather split a dollar in half with somebody and make way more than go try and learn it myself and lose trying to learn a whole other industry.” – Daymond John

– “RISE &GRIND! Remember the saying: “Everything u want in life is right outside ur comfort zone!” Get uncomfortable 2day! Good luck.” – Daymond John

– “Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”

– “RISE &GRIND: Remember, most ppl only hate u when they want 2 be you… I LOVE MY HATERS! U should 2! Be a star 2day.”  – Daymond John

– “Rise &Grind! Dont wait 4the “perfect time” u will wait forever, always take advantage of the time ur given &make it “perfect 4 u” GO GET EM!” – Daymond John

– “Rise and Grind! We do today what others won’t 2 achieve 2morrow what others can’t!”

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobel thoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.

What Really Matters at the End of Life-Ted Talk by BJ Miller

by Darpan Sachdeva

Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live. –Henry Van Dyke

This Ted talk by BJ Miller is one what i have been been re- watching during the week and found of an immense value to share.



At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? For many, it’s simply comfort, respect, love. BJ Miller is a palliative care physician at Zen Hospice Project who thinks deeply about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients. Take the time to savor this moving talk, which asks big questions about how we think on death and honor life.


Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobel thoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.



31 Real Life Quotes to Overcome Adversity

by  Darpan Sachdeva

Lao Tzu said it best,“A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.”


During the course of  our lives we all go through those down and dark period in life.Its when we feel everything falling apart for us and nothing seems to work.

We want to give up on everything what we have worked upon and  dreams of for years.This is the stage what we call as “Adversity”.

Adversity is inevitable, but difficulties or misfortunes don’t have to keep you from achieving your intended goals and finding the happiness you seek in business and in life.It’s how you overcome these adversities can make all the difference.

Every challenge we successfully conquer serves to strengthen not only our will, but our confidence, and therefore our ability to confront future obstacles.

So, the next time you find yourself standing in front of a huge mountain that feels impossible to climb–whether it involves your job, partner or business– refer to these wise words and inspirational quotes to help you find your way and remember why you started on this journey in the first place.


Down below  31 quotes on adversity would keep you on track towards your road to success and give you strength all through.

1.Turn your wounds into wisdom. ~Oprah Winfrey

2.There is no education like adversity. ~Disraeli

3.“Colors come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunlit sky.” ~Rabindranath Tagore

4.I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. ~Jewish Proverb

5.Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are. ~Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

6..Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing. ~Abraham Lincoln

7. I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’~Muhammad Ali

8.“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”~ Desmond Tutu

9.“Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.” ~Winston Churchill

10.“Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.”~ Jack London


11.I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

12.The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials. ~Confucius

13.If the thunder is not loud, the peasant forgets to cross himself. ~Russian Proverb

14.Watch a man in times of… adversity to discover what kind of man he is; for then at last words of truth are drawn from the depths of his heart, and the mask is torn off. ~Lucretius, On the Nature of Things

15.“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

16.Success is 99 percent failure.~Soichiro Honda

17.Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go~.William Feather

18.Believe you can and you’re halfway there. ~Theodore Roosevelt

19.Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.~Napoleon Hill

20.Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future. ~Steve Jobs


21.Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.~W. Clement Stone

22.“Sacrifice has great value in that it not only achieves personal success but builds successful communities, nations and humanity. Each moment spent in selfless sacrifice makes you a stronger person, and such strength fosters the required determination to cope with adversity and hardship for the sake of others.”~Vishwas Chavan

23.Things are never so bad they can’t be made worse. ~From the movie The African Queen

24.“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.” ~Zig Ziglar

25.“I am not what has happened to me, I am what I chose to become.”~ Carl Jung

26.“Getting knocked down in life is a given, getting up and moving forward is a choice.”~ Zig Ziglar

27.“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” ~Nelson Mandela

28.Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.” Unknown

29.“To solve a problem, you need to remove the cause, not the symptom.”
Liezi, Lieh-tzu: A Taoist Guide to Practical Livin

30.The spiritual path is not strewn with roses. ~Haridas Chaudhuri

31.“No one could endure lasting adversity if it continued to have the same force as when it first hit us. We are all tied to Fortune, some by a loose and golden chain, and others by a tight one of baser metal: but what does it matter? We are all held in the same captivity, and those who have bound others are themselves in bonds – unless you think perhaps that the left-hand chain is lighter. One man is bound by high office, another by wealth; good birth weighs down some, and a humble origin others; some bow under the rule of other men and some under their own; some are restricted to one place by exile, others by priesthoods: all life is a servitude.

So you have to get used to your circumstances, complain about them as little as possible, and grasp whatever advantage they have to offer: no condition is so bitter that a stable mind cannot find some consolation in it.”
~ Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.

12 must qualities to be a successful entrepreneur

by  Darpan Sachdeva

Elon Musk


During the  course of  my entrepreneurship journey ,in those moments of  despair  when the things are not working  as per your ambitions and needs ,i often wonder  on what exactly is entrepreneurship and what qualities  make of a successful entrepreneur.

Wikipedia defines it like this:

“An entrepreneur is an owner or manager of a business enterprise who makes money through risk and initiative.”
Harvard Business School Professor Howard Stevenson:

Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled.”
After reading and thinking about all of this, I stand by my (relatively) broad definition of an entrepreneur–namely, that anyone who takes on the risk of working for him or herself is (at least one type of) an entrepreneur.Entrepreneurship is made  of certain defined qualities and traits that go in building up of a successful entrepreneur.

Down below are the 12 traits :

1.Self Confidence:


Entrepreneurs are confident in themselves and their abilities. They recognize that they don’t know everything or control all the available resources. Instead, they have a keen ability to understand what they need. Then, they go get it. They educate themselves or partner with others who have a needed skill set or experience.


2.Creativity and Innovation:

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Not only do you have to be curious as an entrepreneur, you must also be creative.  Isn’t that the essence of entrepreneurism?  You know, to create stuff?New products.  New solutions.  New ways.  Willing to think of all possibilities.  Almost like a child.

“The ability to be creative as an entrepreneur is a must”.

Co-Founder and CEO of Elemental Technologies



When you set out to become an entrepreneur it will require you to set very clear goals along the way. Growing your business, increasing sales and hiring new employees require several micro-goals within them to be executed successfully.This type of workload and challenge is enough to stop many people from pursuing the entrepreneurial career path. You have to be determined from the beginning to be successful — before you even start. If you aren’t fully determined to make it there is a good chance you will crumble under the pressure.

4.Risk Takers:


Some of the most successful entrepreneurs took major risks, and they paid off in a big way.
Your tolerance for risk has to be low.  It doesn’t matter if you figure out ways to “mitigate” risk (which you should), or you spend 10 years in the planning stage of business (plan yes, 10 years – no), in the end; you have to get off your tail and take action.

Entrepreneurs take risks.  They take action.  Each one may have a slightly different risk meter, but when the time comes; they step out of their comfort zone and risk through taking action.

Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran turned a $1,000 loan into a $5 billion-dollar real estate business that she sold for $66 million back in 2001.

Many would assume it isn’t possible to start a business with very little money, but those who aren’t afraid to take risks don’t see things such as limited funding as a handicap.


steve jobs vision

“Vision is the art of seeing what’s invisible to others.” – Jonathan Swift

One of the defining characteristics every real entrepreneur should have is the ability to create and deliver a vision. The trait to be curious and not settle for less push entrepreneurs forward to imagine what’s not there yet, then they strive to innovate and thus grab on the opportunity to be the pioneers in that particular field.

Elon Musk is one great example of an entrepreneur with a huge vision to transform humanity, and he brought great innovations that changed the world for better. But before he did that, he was a visionaire.





True entrepreneurs never, never, never quit.  Never.

“The number one trait you find in all successful entrepreneurs is tenacity.  Just the sheer will to keep going, even when things look impossible.
It’s more likely for entrepreneurs with that are mentally tough to succeed compared to those who get depressed and break down easily. It’s not just because people who are tough mentally manage their emotions better and are able to cope with more stress, mentally tough entrepreneurs simply give up way later. And perseverance is the key to success, there is no such thing as an overnight success.

“It takes 20 years to make an overnight success.” – Eddie Cantor

7.Networking and Communication:


A large collection of business cards and a huge contact list doesn’t make you an expert at networking. Building value-based relationships that are truly meaningful is what networking is all about — these are the relationships that lead to business opportunities and long-term relationships that are mutually beneficial.

The ability to communicate effectively is huge for  as entrepreneurs.  We must be clear; concise; easy to understand.  Both in writing and verbally.



Integrity plays a huge role in the success of your entrepreneurial journey. It directly contributes to the relationship and trust you build with anyone involved in the business from investors to team members to customers. Not a single business transaction can be done without a sufficient amount of trust.But, it’s more than that…Being an entrepreneur with integrity is not just about starting a business and making a profit in the long run and serving people. Along the journey of innovating, creating, managing, selling and marketing, you will soon pick up a double-edged skill: the ability to persuade.Having the mindset of bringing value to people around you and society should be a part of your vision. When you’re able to plant an idea and create an impact in someone else’s mind and life, use that ability wisely.


Resourcefullness entrepreneur

When asking what’s the biggest challenge to start and run a successful business, most people will give you these answers.

  • Capital and fund
  • Labor and manpower
  • Knowledge and skills
  • Connection
  • Luck
  • And more

But is it true? It’s true if the person who starts or run the business is not resourceful, and not flexible.

Starting a business and making a business a success are two totally different things. So you need to be very resourceful, you have to be willing to learn, improve and take advantage of all the resources that are available to you. All the information you need is out there, but you need to go out and find it. Make Google, your new best friend.

10. Deal with failures:


Richard Branson said it best: “Few first ventures work out. It is how a beginning entrepreneur deals with failure that sets that person apart. In fact, failure is one of the secrets to success, since some of the best ideas arise from the ashes of a shuttered business.”

If you understand that failure is part of being an entrepreneur, you will take those failures and use them as learning experiences. Real world experience, even failing, will teach you more than you would ever learn in a classroom.

11.Adaptable and flexible:

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If entrepreneurs had the ability to see what was hiding around each turn it would make it much easier — but unfortunately that is not the case. There can be surprises around every corner, even with a well thought out plan and strategy.

Business is a survival game, you need to be adaptive. A real recent example is Blackberry, they were at the top of the the game before the iPhone came, and now they are almost out of business. Why? They were not willing to adapt to the market that was changing.

To be a real successful entrepreneur, you need to have a certain level of flexibility.

To be able to adapt, you need to be very honest with yourself when you see a problem or a mistake, tell yourself “this isn’t working” frankly and take immediate action to pivot. Always keep an open mind and willingness to learn from your mentors (if you have one), role models, competitors and most importantly your customers.

12.Money management:

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It doesn’t matter if you are bootstrapping your business, using personal credit cards or have millions of dollars from investors — you must have excellent money management skills. Poor financial decisions, such as overspending or allocating funds to less important tasks can quickly ruin a business.

Have a clear financial map drawn out — what are your essential monthly expenses and obligations? How much can you allocate monthly for items that fall outside of the “essential” category? Stick to your plan and make sure all founders and shareholders are on the same page. Money problems can destroy a business the same way they can ruin a marriage.

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.