An Entrepreneur’s Promise to his Mother

[Editorial notes: Guest article contributed by Sahil Baghla of Sahil is a recent passout of IIT Kanpur.]

I still remember your confused face when I first told you that I want to start my own company instead of sitting for the campus placements. I can understand your feelings as most of the relatives were asking me about the package I would be getting after graduation since I have been in second year.  I can never be thankful enough for giving me the energy to do what I really wanted to do.

On this mother’s day, I want to make you few promises :

1) I might not be earning big cheques as some of the CS guys of my college would be but I am really enjoying what I am doing and am fine with whatever I am earning. But If I ever go short of money to date my rockstar girl, I won’t hesitate to ask you for some.

2) Sometimes I might not be able to call you for days but that would never mean I don’t remember or miss you. It’s just that things are getting tough for me and I am not in a position to share with you everything because I am afraid of making you sad. But believe me, you gave birth to a very strong kid to handle them all.

[Adds Sahil: Taking a cue from Harsh Snehanshu’s earlier post: A Letter from an Entrepreneur to his Mother ]

3) The road is uncertain, it may happen that I will make tons of mistakes. Reinforce my faith, if that happens because its you who taught me not to fear of mistakes while chasing a dream. I can’t promise you success but I can promise you my hardwork, and I promise that I will leave no stone unturned to make you feel proud of being a mom of an entrepreneur.

4) It might happen that I will fail and get back to the point where I started. At that moment, I just want you to be there to congratulate me for my experience. Believe me, it won’t be end of the world. Just give me some more power to start a fresh journey with much more energy and encourage me to make a dent in the universe. I promise I won’t give up no matter how tough things get.

Recommended Read: A Letter from an Entrepreneur to his Mother

[Republished from Sahil’s blog post.]

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