Today on 29/4/19, I have completed 62 years of my life and I feel I have the energy in my mind to do greater and bigger work, may it be in my business or in anything which will be in my destiny. Today, I felt that I want to open up my inner thoughts to people who are closely connected to me in life in whichever form, all over the world.
Lately, I have been traveling between 3 continents and want God to give me the strength and ability to travel all over the world. I can do this only because I love what I do & no one forces me but my inner self. I enjoy my work and I think that my offices everywhere in the world are my temple. And whatever time I spend in offices it gives me relief and joy which people get when one goes to pray at temple or church or masjid or a synagogue. It is so important to be happy and to feel good in the place of work, a place where your mind works faster than your body.
I have been taught this business by many elders in life who have made my mind to think like what I have been doing. I am, as you see a Taurean by birth and also in an absolute term like a bull seeing the brighter side of everything which sometimes leads in trouble when the markets or world is going down. Business is not a one-way street. There are ups and downs and as per my nature always enjoyed the up run than the down run.
My thinking process also changes in every 10 years of my life. I want to say very clearly with every new generation there are at least some years of understanding earlier than what I had gone through. My son’s maturity is exactly what I had when I was 40 the same goes with my grandchildren. The mind they have at 2 is what I had at 10 so where I am today my children and grandchildren would be at a much earlier age in their lives which gives them more time to do things than what I have been lucky for.
Going to a different subject, everything in life is Luck and Destiny and no one can change that. All can happen if you are lucky that is my philosophy in life. But that does not mean you have to do nothing to be lucky. I would put it differently that if you are lucky then that forces you to work hard and meet success.
I have been very lucky to have a sound foundation given in an indirect way by my parents. They never forced anything upon us 3 brothers and they saw that we have 3 independent minds working in different ways but for a common object that is our family. How that has happened? Maybe our DNA or hard work of our parents or the fact that they came from a humble beginning or from strong belief or simply lucky, I cannot gauge and I don’t want to. I can say one thing though that I am happy to have this family. I am happy to have learned so much from my parents and implemented those teachings in our lives or more specifically in my life for positive energy.
In my life, I have seen 5 generations of mine. 2 on top and 2 below me and one that is me. And each of both, the top and bottom, have taught me every day something which I am truly grateful. As time goes you get joy from different generations. Today, my joy is when I spend my time with my grandchildren I get so much peace and so much energy that I tell myself that there is no force in this world greater than Nature as all these are only creations of Mother Nature.
I have always been a very open person or more so now than ever before. I feel that every human should have a right to think for himself but by knowing their surroundings. Does age catch up with us, the answer is yes. I would have preferred to have my body aligned with my mind but in life, you do not get everything that you want. Although I have a strong message for all, that one has to give some time for your body and mind to be and remain fit for years to come to take the right decision and right enjoyment in one's life.
In this world of ours, there are 2 types of energy - one positive and one negative and one has to be closer to positive energy to enjoy Nature at its fullest. I have come to one conclusion that the closer you are to Nature the happier you are from inside. The biggest asset to a human being is the Power of Sun which is an aspiration to each and every living creature of this world and I take my full energy from the Sun. For me, it is the source of complete energy and I want all the people who know me from outside works to know my mind and my thought process that is why I choose my birthday and today’s media to help me convey my mind and my theory. Hobbies are a must in today’s world which now is going through a process of Artificial Intelligence which means that somewhere you want to defy Nature and I still feel Nature has and always been more powerful than all the collective mankind power. So it is better to bow to Nature than to go against it. Why I have become so philosophical I don’t have a clue. When I started writing this message as the thought process flows and I don’t want to stop.
Just going into particularly our business which has been my oxygen all my life. There have been so many changes and we have to adapt to all the changes like everything in diamond business has changed. More use of systems, more use of technology to get the better stone out of rough diamond and marketing all have changed. People who have adapted to them becoming best and are winners. So it is the time that one has to be young and innovative in thinking and then progress at a fast speed. Either you join the crowd or you are left out far behind.
This business is so unique it changes as to how one wants. Why? Because it is Nature’s best gift to mankind. This business has made the world smaller and because of the Diamond contacts, I have met the many people in my life. I have been associated with a lot of my workforce and they have taught me a lot.
What I have not won upon is my temper. I cannot control my temper and wish God will gift me the power to resist Anger and to just be as calm as ocean whose vastness, I love. I thank all the persons in this world who have made my life as enjoyable as ever. Only praying to God to make me do more to any cause of Mankind which can make the world better.
Ashit Vasantlal Mehta
CEO, Arjav Diamonds