Sundar Pichai has become a role model for people across the globe. Having attained global popularity after being announced as the CEO of Google Inc. Known as a self made man with poised demeanour, he is an inspiration for the young generation trying to find the right path to success.
Known for his polite nature, simplicity and dedication towards work and his personal life, Sundar Pichai was extremely skilled in keeping away from the drama and politics at Google, which helped him to focus on his career growth and build an influential persona.
Here are the 10 Success lessons from Sundar Pichai – “CEO of Google” for entrepreneurs,
1. Never forget your roots
Sundar Pichai was born and raised in a modest two-room home in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He was an excellent student, always reading and studying, he was shy and always kept to himself but was very opinionated youngster.
His dedication in school earned him a seat in the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, one of his college professors Sanat Roy said about him: “He was the class topper, meticulous with sharp native intelligence that went much beyond the curriculum. He stood head and shoulders above the rest. Yet, he was unassuming, always looking to be part of the class fabric.”
2. Constantly think about the next best action
Sundar Pichai believes that at any given point of time in life, what needs to be focused is that we boast innovative thinking for a better future. This in fact, should become a normal course of thinking and for developing this habit, you must deliberately keep on thinking what should be your next best action.
3. Keep yourself updated
The world is developing at a faster pace and in order to figure out ways to survive and offer cut throat competition, you need to reinvent yourself on an on-going basis.
4. Focus more on others’ success than your own
Google CEO practices what he preaches, one of his values is “To not only see your own success, but to focus on the success of others.”
He explained: “As a leader, a lot of your job is to make those people successful. It’s less about trying to be successful (yourself), and more about making sure you have good people and your work is to remove that barrier, remove roadblocks for them so that they can be successful in what they do. So that’s how I’ve always thought about it.”
5. Broaden your outlook & be ambitious
To deliver out of the box solutions, it is important to think big about big problems and think of more ambitious ways to tackle the issue. Being ambitious helps in keeping your motivation levels high and such kind of attitude can help in attaining big successes.
6. Take actions to bring your dreams into reality
A dream that wakes up your inner self will drive you to take planned actions to get them to reality. Just dreaming and hardly taking efforts to actualise them was never attached to your life goals. Success comes to those who don’t just wait but put sincere efforts to earn it.
7. Learn to take risks & try till you succeed
When something excites you but there are hard decisions to make, then take the leap if you really think that you are right. Taking risks is worth and even if you fail, never stop trying. Numerous things that amaze the world have been made after umpteen attempts.
8. Be Diplomatic At Work
It is well known that Sundar Pichai is a down to earth person and has a diplomatic attitude, specifically at workplace. In fact, it is due to his diplomacy at work that he hardly ever got involved in office drama and politics. Having such attitude makes you more approachable and trustable.
9. Use Your Insecurities Positively
Another important life lesson to learn from Sundar Pichai is that we should never get worried or ashamed of our insecurities. Feeling insecure implies that you are working with some seriously talented people and it is now your opportunity to learn new things and grow. Moreover, if you are doing things that make you feel secure, then you are not trying to come out of the comfort cocoon to do something unique.
10. Be Creative & Master Your Work With Practise
Instead of just learning how to do things, why not use your creativity to try doing things while learning them and then become a master with constant practise? This definitely helps in giving you an edge over the others while challenging you to overcome your inhibitions.