“Passion, diligence and hard work are the keys to success. Be humble, be smart and work diligently and you will achieve your goals” These are the words of Salem Nasser, a renown Qatari Businessmen. Nasser is a leading figure in a general trade company and is a distinguished part of Qatar’s General Trade and New Car Trade. He established his companies under the names of SBN General Trading Company and Diyar Al-Ezz Company for New Cars Trading in 2008 and he worked his way up and made these companies well established.
Nasser was brought up under the tutelage of his father of who he gives the credit for his success. “When you are blessed with a supporting family who motivates you and stands with you in all the hardship you face, you are most likely to achieve success in your life. When I talk about my success, the whole discussion would be incomplete without the name of my father. He is my teacher and my role model who taught me everything and made me everything that I am right now”.
Interaction with people and meeting with strangers from all over the world is an integral part of the trading business. It does not only teach you the art of bargaining but also make you adept in understanding all kinds of people and then dealing with them according to their preferences. Everyone has a unique personality so recognizing the peculiarities of different personalities is a true gift once you can use them as your advantage is an essence of a successful business. Nasser adores productive people and is zealous about the work. He believes that the best people in business are those who contribute to the business with positive productivity. “If you put the passion for work and productivity together, you will get the best ingredients to make a successful business. Success is not anything which you can conjure from the thin air, instead, it is the result of your hard work, your passion and your contributions. At least my success is a combination of all those ingredients”.
When asked about the advice for the young generation who are struggling to be successful, Nasser smiled and replied that success can only be achieved through passion and hard work. There is no short cut for success. Whether you work hard, harder than others with passion and determination with clear goals in mind to see the golden sparrow of success dancing around your head or you fail to achieve your goals. There is no other way. “If you are looking for success than work with diligence and work hard and make clear and attainable goals so that whenever in life you are feeling down or loosing hope, these goals will help you to rise again. They will motivate you to start working again in the pursuit of these goals, and in the pursuit of your happiness. Work, work and work so you can know the true meaning of success”.
Salem Nasser’s analogy about success is simple yet profound which can become the cornerstone of many start-ups.