Having done a blog every day, around the topics of mindset, self-improvement, life, marketing, movies and so much more, a daily blog allows me to touch upon a number of topics, discover new learnings, go in-depth with what I already know and share that in a language that is understandable.
But, 365 blogs in 365 days is something I’m not sure anyone can read. Some topics interest some people, some to none at all and then there are some who read more than usual.
Nonetheless, as the year comes to an end, I thought why not pick a few of the blogs that I, personally felt, provided the most value out of all.
Series after series, you realize, how with the depth and time and freedom the OTT platforms allow, the kind of amazing content that is then created in India.
Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story is no exception to that, what a beautifully written and created show. This is pure storytelling class. The depth and emotional side of each character allowed the audience to go in the trenches of the story, and not just be a spectator to the story. With every scene, with every dialogue, you end up thinking what’s about to happen, you end up rooting for someone or the other.
Hansal Mehta is a genius. And not just from the storytelling and directing point of view, but brownie points to the cast as well, who have characterized each person so realistically. Whether it is Pratik Gandhi, or Shreya Dhanwanthary, or Hemant Kher, Rajat Kapoor, Satish Kaushik, Anjali Barot, and just everyone else on the team.
This series is simply exceptional. And that intro music is wow.
Said that, with every high and every downfall, there are a lot of lessons to be learned from the show.
Some lessons are learned from those failures, those mistakes, some lessons are also learned while watching the character’s journey to the top.
Thinking of this, here are 5 lessons to learn from ‘Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story , that can help an individual in life, in business, or generally, in their professional life too.
1. ‘Success kya hai, Failure ke baad ka new chapter’
In life, everyone wants to be successful, in some areas of their life, or all, which isn’t wrong. But in that journey, what people are scared of, is failure. People don’t want to fail but succeed in the first attempt.
And this show depicts that lesson very clearly, when they show, there will be a lot of failures that you’ve to cross, in order to rise and move forward in life and succeed.
2. The biggest risk is to not take any risk at all
Is there are a path to which you already know the outcome? You know exactly what to do, at every step, and get to that outcome. In reality, that is not possible.
To achieve your goals, your dreams, in order to move forward, you have to take risks, you have to move forward with that uncertainty, in order to taste the outcome after taking that risk. The biggest risk is to not take any risk at all because then you will stay exactly where you are, or probably even move backward.
3. Trust is the most expensive thing in the world and cheap people cannot afford it.
In this world of competition and wants and success, one thing that lacks is trust. People don’t trust each other, people feel someone’s after their money, someone’s after their job, and in that thought process, the one thing you need is what you don’t get.
Trust. That is why its the most expensive thing in the world. Only when someone feels secure with what they have, can they start the process of giving trust and receiving trust as well.
4. ‘Time hi time ko badal sakta hai, bas time ko thoda time do’
What controls us, and what manages us in life, is time. We live our life according to it, and everything that happens to us is because of it. If time is good for us, then good things happen and vice versa.
Only time has the power to change things for us, but we need to be patient and wait for it to change. Everything changes and so shall time.
5. ‘Chinta chita saman hoti hai’
Tension, stress, overthinking does no good to anybody. All of those things make everything over complicated. At such times, we are not in control, but our imaginary thoughts are, those doubts and stress cloud our judgment and decision-making.
It’s in these moments when we make choices that aren’t good for us. The key is to control the moment, be in control of your thoughts and your emotions, not let the tension and stress overpower you and turn you into something you’re not.
No matter the outcome of the journey, if you lookout for something to learn, you’ll notice there are lessons to learn everywhere you look.
And Harshad Mehta’s story or rather the depiction of that story in this show is an example of that.