Miral Shah

Lessons to learn from Dhirubhai Ambani’s story

The life of Dhirubhai Ambani was rich enough to provide anyone with facts that can bust the popular myths people have about success. Here are some of them:

  • 1) Poor people can’t be successful: Dhirubhai was born in a poor family, started from scratch yet he became one of the richest people in the world. Your starting point won’t matter if you are serious about success
  • 2) Starting late is Ok: Dhirubhai was 32 when he founded his second company. When you have a goal that you are passionate about then the starting time won’t matter. Some people succeed at 40s , others succeed at 50s while others achieve success much later.(see also Am i too old to start over)
  • 3) Your location won’t matter: So many people believe that success has a lot to do with their place of birth. A friend once told me you have to be born in the united states in order to become successful but the truth is that a successful person will become successful anywhere. (see also The success story of Ramesh Babu)
  • 4) I failed so i can’t succeed Dhirubhai failed as well when he ended his first partnership but because he kept moving he realized his dreams and made them true
  • 5) I don’t have a capital to start: Dhirubhai didn’t have a capital to start with as well. As long as you don’t have excuses not having a capital won’t matter. Its also worth to mention that i started 2knowmyself with no capital before it turned into a one million dollar business (see my book How i did it)