Amitabh Bachchan was born on October 11, 1942 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. His father Harivansh Rai Srivastava (Bachchan) was a well known Hindi poet and mother Teji Bachchan was a Punjabi Sikh. One of the most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema, Amitabh started his career in 1969 as a voice narrator. His acting debut was with the film Saat Hindustani
Amitabh got famous after he was cast in leading role in film Zanjeer in 1973. Thereafter he never looked back and at the peak of his career was called as one man industry. He entered politics in 1984 when he contested and won with highest margin from Allahabad. However he found politics not his cup of tea and retired from it within three years. He later launched a media company ‘ABCL’ which failed and almost made him bankrupt.
But with his persistence and hard work, Amitabh revived his career when he gave some remarkable performances in box office hit movies that won him many awards and critical acclaims. In 200 he single handedly changed the face of Indian television industry when he hosted the first season of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, the indian adaptation of British TV game show, ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’. The show was instant hit and Amitabh has never looked back again. He is said to be most successful Indian film star of all time. We give below some of the success rules as given by him:
1. Be Proud Of Your Work
For achieving any amount of success it is necessary that you love your work. When you work there will times when you make mistakes but right approach is when you take full responsibility of it, learn from it and move ahead. To keep thinking about the bad result will not take you anywhere, keep in mind why you started and remind you about your love for work that you do.
2. Move forward
Life is a constant battle between wins and losses; accomplishments and missed chances. During all this, many a time you will face failures. It is important to keep your spirits high at such times by asking yourself, if you lose everything what will be bottom line. How will you feel and how can you fight from there. Always be prepared for the worse. It is important to move forward daily no matter how small your steps may be. Keep pushing forward with all your spirits only this will give you growth and satisfaction.
3. Do Great Work
Results are not always in your hands but to give your best is totally dependent on you. For success you need to keep your focus right where it is required, that is at your work.
4. Be Humble
One of the great quality of all successful people is that they are humble. They understand that it is ‘WE’ not ‘I’ that is important. Always keep in mind that you are not alone, there are many people who have contributed to your success. It is important that we give credit to all the deserving people.
5. Seize The Opportunities
You need to be vigilant and open to any opportunity that comes your way, nobody knows which ones will make you successful. Amitabh seems to believe this totally as he gives his own example how he started acting on television against everybody’s advise that he is lowering his stature by shifting from big screen to the smaller screen. He went all out, with full conviction, not fearing what ‘they’ will say. This single move not only wiped off all the fiscal and other troubles that he was facing in his career instead catapulted him into a league that very few people had reached during their lifespan. So keep looking and seize the opportunities because there may be only few of them.
6. Accept The Struggle
Amitabh is a firm believer that if things happen according to your wish, it is better but if not then it is even better. He says that it is better to believe that if some things that you want to happen are not going as per your wishes, then they are going as per the wishes of a bigger force, a higher intelligence, which always know what is better for you. You need to accept the fact that life is a struggle. It is not easy but keep faith and avoid any kind of despondency. Think of these struggles and problems as another challenge that you have to face.
7. Love What You Do
For long term success it is required that you love what you do. Only passion for your work will take you through the difficult times because if you are passionate then your focus will be your work and not the results. In life competition will always be there. New people will keep coming and some of them will be equally or even more competent then you, but if you love your work, you will always be able to make through.
8. Keep Challenging Yourself
Life is the name of change. If you want to succeed then you should always look for growth, you can not be stagnant. Look for any new opportunity that may be able to take you to next level. They may be the new door to take you to even better places. Amitabh gives his own example where he say that the fear of the old troubled time drives him to keep looking for something better, more new challenges that will help him grow and eliminate any possibility of going down again.
9. Be A Good Team Player
He is a firm believer that success is all about collective efforts. You need to be around like minded people and work as a team. In your team encourage discussions but once a decision is reached then the word of captain is final. Listen to the captain of the ship. For effective work you may have disagreements before but after a consensus has been reached then you need to be a team player and follow what is good for all.
10. Have No Regrets
Successful people take full responsibility of their life. They don’t have regrets for the tasks or the things that they have done or missed in their past because they they are of the view that failures as well as success are never permanent and it is better to take them as learning lessons to adjust your approach towards life for a more fulfilling experience.
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