When is the best time to take risks in career? Anand Mahindra shares leadership tips, says there is no gain without pain

The business tycoon often takes to the microblogging platform to share insights on life, work, and success. Similarly, on Tuesday, the chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra shared some important life lessons on leadership for those who are just starting out.

A businesswoman had asked Mahindra what advice would he give to those just starting out. “No pain, no gain,” Mahindra replied. The businessman then gave an example of how his gym coach was when he started working out and said that this phrase pushed him to move beyond his comfort zone.

The 67-year-old highlighted the importance of being naturally suspicious of success. “When I first started working out in a gym, the coach used to bark out this phrase to push me beyond my comfort zone,” Mahindra replied, adding that when success comes too early or too easy, then there is a pothole ahead.

“As an entrepreneur, I think you should be naturally suspicious of success that comes too easy & too early. There’s usually a pothole ahead. Be prepared for hard work & the inevitability of course corrections,” he added.

While sharing the wisdom that the businessman has learned in his vast and exemplary career, Mahindra noted that the best time to take risks in careers is early on and those who risk nothing, achieve nothing.

“As you taste more success, your appetite for risk will reduce. So the best time to take calculated chances is early in your career. The one who risks nothing achieves nothing,” Mahindra wrote in a follow-up tweet.

He then went further ahead to quote Leo Buscaglia, also known as ‘Dr. Love’, an American author and motivational speaker. “Keep this quote in mind: “The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing-Leo Buscaglia,” he wrote.

Source: GWFM Research

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