What Does Diwali Teach Us About Entrepreneurship?

Damini Bhandary Damini Bhandary
Oct 14, 2022 5 min read
What Does Diwali Teach Us About Entrepreneurship?

In a country like India, festivals play a very significant role in everyone’s life. Each and every festival in this country is celebrated with loads of enthusiasm and zeal. Diwali is one of the many festivals that are celebrated in India. It is also known as the festival of light and this festival of lights brings a lot of happiness and lessons as well.

Being an entrepreneur is not an easy job, it takes years of hard work, patience, and persistence to be a successful one. All these qualities cannot be achieved overnight, sometimes the hard work you provide, may not give you the desired results. The patience you have may become annoying in the near future. Even after all this, one must find something to hold on to, so that they can taste success.

The festival of lights is all about ending the darkness, in this article we will talk about the things that Diwali teaches us about entrepreneurship and how we can use it for our own betterment. So, let’s get started.

β€œYour work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

– Steve Jobs

The lessons stated here are for every entrepreneur to learn from the festival of Diwali. It will give them a clearer mindset and a more positive outlook towards the job that they are doing.

Cleaning the Negativity
Having Patience is the Key
Light Up your World
The Beginning of Something New
Teamwork
Plans of Future
Protection from Unfavorable Situation

India's Total Entrepreneurial Activity Growth Rate
India's Total Entrepreneurial Activity Growth Rate

Cleaning the Negativity

Diwali is a time when we clean our entire house; it is actually the first step for the preparation for one of the biggest festivals in India. Not only the place you reside but also the place you work from, that is your office, it is the best time to clean up your office and your house and decorate it with lights, flowers, and all other things that are used for making it look pretty. The same goes for your life as well.

Clean up all the negative thoughts from your mind and decorate your life with positivity. One of the most significant things while being an entrepreneur is to remain positive. It may not solve all your problems, but it gives out the strength to face them head-on.

Having Patience is the Key

Every year we wait for the festival of light eagerly. This teaches us the quality of patience, just like we wait patiently for a year; you need to have patience while being an entrepreneur as well.

You sometimes may not get the desired result even after giving your 100% and you may have to wait a lot for the perfect project for your company, but you must not lose the patience that is required during this time. This virtue is one of the necessities in the life of an entrepreneur.

Light Up your World

Diwali is called the festival of lights for a reason, it provides light to the darkness literally, wherever you go, you will find decorative lights everywhere, illuminating the entire atmosphere. This is also the time when we light up our homes and the workplace with beautiful and designer paper lanterns, diyas, and LED lights.

It is also the time to light up your world with good thoughts and encouragement so that you can stand against all the darkness that surrounds you while being an entrepreneur.

The things that discourage you in the prime time like financial conditions, insecurity, and even loneliness, use this lesson to light up your world and freely be an optimist.

The Beginning of Something New

Every Diwali people buy new things and it is kind of a tradition. Those new things include clothes, accessories, furniture and even upgrading new technologies. Just like that a new future also awaits you, start by mingling with new clients and it may result in a successful new project as well. A small upgrade of your business won’t harm you and will boost your ability as an entrepreneur.


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Teamwork

Teamwork - Lesson Diwali Teaches Us About Entrepreneurship
Teamwork - Lesson Diwali Teaches Us About Entrepreneurship

Teamwork makes the dream work. The decoration and celebration of Diwali cannot be done alone, so you need your family and colleagues to decorate your house and office respectively. The same goes for an entrepreneur, when you begin a business, it is not a solo-player game, where you need to work with your team to ensure that your business reaches the peak of success.

Plans of Future

The plans during Diwali are made a long time before, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that it is done throughout the year. Just like that when you open a business, future planning is necessary to set up the company properly. The investment of money in resources and development has to be done for the future. It is another need for a good entrepreneur.

Protection from Unfavorable Situation

Firecrackers are an all-time favourite for kids during Diwali. This is the time one needs to be careful of those to avoid any type of accident. Just like that, an entrepreneur needs to protect his/her business as well, and it can be done through insurance. The insurance policy of a company will guard it against any future financial losses that may lead to the failure of the entrepreneur’s business.


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Conclusion

The festival of light teaches us a lot of things and an entrepreneur can learn all those lessons if they have the will to do so. Being an entrepreneur doesn’t mean you can reach success only through money and your brain. They are not the only things that can suffice, one also needs to learn optimism, patience, confidence, courage, and creativity. Β 

All these are some of the most important traits that are needed in an entrepreneur and some of the lessons can be learned from the festival of Diwali, which is one of the epitomes of positivity.

FAQs

What is the Message of Diwali?

Diwali is a five-day festival and the most important message of Diwali is the victory of good over evil.

What values can you learn from Diwali?

You can learn values like sharing, respect, togetherness, benevolence, ethics, affection, and more from Diwali.

What does Diwali teach us about entrepreneurship?

Diwali teaches every entrepreneur various lessons, like:

  • Cleaning of negativity
  • Patience
  • The beginning of something new
  • Teamwork
  • Future planning
  • Protection from unfavourable situations

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