LESSONS FROM MY DEDIG
While we were in the final stages of preparing this issue, my dedig (Armenian for grandfather) passed away. Although my dedig was 94 years old and I had been preparing myself for such a day, his passing hit me hard. You see, my grandpa is someone I considered myself close to and there’s no one in my life that I’ve respected or looked up to more. As a role model in my life, he had several qualities that I constantly strive to achieve. I’d like to share a few with you.
Dedig was resilient. Every hardship life presented him with, he summoned his fortitude and self-determination, accepting life’s uncomfortable lessons and used them as stepping-stones. He constantly showed relentless tenacity and determination. Giving up was never an option.
Dedig was highly persistent. Through self-discipline, very specific habits, and constant motivation - even through trying times - he kept going. To achieve the goals he set, he invested time, effort, and constant learning. He never was in a rush to see the results of his efforts, knowing that everything he did in the present, would count towards the outcome in the end. If he really wanted to do something, he found a way to do so. No excuses.
Dedig was extremely passionate in anything he did. He was never driven by money but fueled by a passion that I believe is what provided him with an intrinsic drive that kept him going.
My dear readers, the reason I am sharing these specific qualities with you, is because I believe that these qualities are what make up successful entrepreneurs. Although dedig was someone who preferred ‘cowboy’ movies to sci-fi and technology, I hope these lessons of life that I’ve learnt from him, would help you too.
Thank you for allowing me to share this with you. <3