Believe in your idea because ….

“Believe in your idea, believe in your dream because if you will not believe in it no one else will. It is you and only you who can make it happen”

A few weeks back,our venture Planned Departure was selected by Deloitte Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the founders award. The above quote was my tip to budding entrepreneurs. The first time when I talked about my idea and product in front of a group of people, some of them found it interesting ,others discarded it and the rest found it morbid. But we believed in it and worked relentlessly to address some of issues , concerns and created our product video and relaunched our website with new design.

Fast forwarding a few months, we were covered in the Deccan chronicle , interviewed in National Public Radio, Cincinnati(US) branch and then finally selected by London Business School Incubator program. We are awarded the founder’s award by Deloitte. This is possible only because of our belief in the idea. No doubt we have a fare share of failures and challenges but we need to overcome them.We have worked hard to bring Planned Departure to a stage where it is now and it our belief that is going to take it to a stage we envision. This will be a long and hard journey but every moment, every learning will be worth it.

I would like to mention another inspiring quote from the founder of Flatclub and LBS alumni “This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time”.

I will end this article by extending this quote to state that

Your life if ending every minute, it is you who decides what to do with this passing minute. I choose to believe in my idea and follow my dreams. What do you choose?

Wishing everyone a very happy new year!!

Author: Planned Departure

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