He did it (https://rajshankar.wordpress.com/2015/12/20/crowd-funding-my-way-to-jagriti-yatra-2015/) but that’s not the point.
This boy fought his internal inhibitors and took action. He is now on his dream tour across India. I am sure he will come back transformed and inspired. But that’s really not the point.
The point is:
- he realised that our biggest enemy is inside us
- he realised that taking action only moves us forward
- he realised that there are a lot of good people in the world
- he realised that there is nothing wrong is experimenting
- he realised that it takes a lot of courage to take action
I have seen a number of my students turn entrepreneurs (some very successful and some very popular). But this incident with Saurabh taught me that so many of us have to break out of our self-made assumptions about how the world works, our self-made assumptions about what we must and must not do and our self-made limitations on ourselves. It is this victory that is important to achieve. Over time he will realise that it is not going on the Yatra that was important (not less important anyways), but the confidence and courage to experiment that he has gained which is more critical.
He has done it, will you?