This guy whom I met, connected with me beyond the fact that he was just a random cab driver. He spoke to me about life, god and shared some of his experiences which made me remember him for a long time.I learnt 3 important lessons from his story.
1.You Invite DARKNESS into your life when you DRINK and DRIVE
Mr.Chandru had was driving a truck before and also was earning quite well, however he was spending most of his hard earned money to have a lifestyle which thought him a lesson. He was driving a bullet ( which I felt was awesome) and partied every day extensively.One day, while he was riding back home on his bullet after a late night party with his friends, fell in a ditch and woke up after hours just to notice that he was in a pool of blood and his leg was in a very bad condition. He was rushed to a hospital, he was partially conscious. There was a major injury to his leg due to the bone crack below the knee of his left leg which left him bed ridden for a very long time. Mr.Chandru feels that this was a lesson to him and all people who know about him (now its Me and You as well), the lesson is “You Invite DARKNESS into your life when you drink and drive”.
2. Issues with Your HEALTH Creates WEALTH to people, Be Choosy on Whom YOU Will Make Rich!
After the injury, one of his relatives advised and took him to a village where a local village medical practitioner (Doctor by words and not by certificate) and this guy promised him that it will be alright soon, applied some of his custom made medicine and tied a cloth. Mr.Chandru and his wife were hoping that he will get well soon. However, the pain increased and after 2 months they visited a real doctor (A certified one) and he removes the bandage and examines that the infection had doubled and also could notice worm buildup on the wounded part due to unhygienic treatment by the Non-Certified doctor.The doctor had even more bad news for the couple that his leg might have to be amputated because of the infection. Mr.Chandru was devastated by this news, this was unbelievable to his Mrs.Chandru, their dreams were shattered.
3. RELATIONSHIPS are the driving forces on the Road To SUCCESS!
Mr.Chandru was clueless and was scared that his leg might get amputated, but had a strong determination to live his life to the fullest and believed in good and god. He, along with his wife, family and friends prayed intensely for him. Finally, their prayers worked and Mr.Chandru’s leg was cured after an year.
Though his leg was cured, now he had new challenges to face since he did not even earn a single rupee for one long year since he was bed ridden. He had to start a new financial life all over again and joined as a cab driver for one of the cabs owned by his distant relative and started earning money, however he had to face insults there and had to quit the job. Mr.Chandru was going through a very nasty situation where he was blamed by the society for getting himself in the situation he was in and on the other hand he had his responsibilities to take care. At this moment, one of his friends shouldered him and helped him to find ways to get on track with his life, got him a few important contacts who could motivate and help him to get some loan for a new cab, he brought a new cab and started his cab service with he himself being the driver. Mr. Chandru says he had the urge to prove his worth to himself, people who care for him and also to the society, he devoted himself towards his work and cleared all the loans on his cab in a very short period.
Mr. Chandru extends great deal of gratitude towards his friend who helped him when he was broke and specially his wife who was strong, determined and took care of him and his family when he was completely bed ridden for an year. He has cleared all his debts, has brought an Innova cab so that his family can completely fit in (he is gifted with 3 sons), and is leading a proud and happy life. Mr.Chandru reemphasizes that he is what he is today because of his wife who took care of him and his friend who cared for him. I was so thrilled to see that Mr.Chandru repeatedly said his wife is great and he is so lucky to have her in his life. By the way, his wife also runs a small business at home which is helping them be financially more secure and successful. This story of Mr.Chandru proves that “RELATIONSHIPS are the driving forces on the Road To SUCCESS!”
I recently read a quote which stated “Every human being in this world has a story to tell and a lesson to teach!”. I think this story of Mr.Chandru and the 3 above lessons that he teaches us from his story is a great learning.