Lessons every sportsperson can steal from the Ambanis

They are the paradigm of success. They are one of the greatest entrepreneurs of all time. They are none other than – The Ambanis.

The recent talk of the town is the extravagant wedding celebration of Mukesh Ambani’s daughter, Isha Ambani. As per media reports, the wedding events are thought to cost around 7.2 Billion Indian Rupees.

Have you ever thought about how Ambanis managed to overcome all obstacles and made their company grow above and beyond anyone’s expectations? How they achieved the highest pinnacle of success which others can only dream of?

The mastermind and the initiator – Dhirajlal Hirachand “Dhirubhai” Ambani started his career from scratch. Due to family’s poor financial condition, He started working at a very early age. He worked as a petrol attendant for some time and then as a clerk in an oil company. Later he became a trader of polyester fabric and spices. After learning all the tricks of the trade, he started producing fabric in his own textile mill. His smartness, wisdom, and hard work finally paid off and he managed to build one of the most successful business empires in the world. Reliance Industries is now India’s biggest private firm which works in telecommunication, energy, power, retail, Textiles, logistics, and information technology sectors. After Dhirubhai Ambani’s death, his children – Mukesh and Anil Ambani took their father’s dream and turned it into one of the topmost business empires in the world.

The fascinating life story of this legendary personality inspired lots of people in the world to pursue their passion and dreams.

“Pursue your goals even in the face of difficulties, and convert adversities into opportunities.” – Dhirubhai Ambani

Here are some of the valuable lessons every poker player can learn from this iconic business leader –

Follow Your Heart

“Only when you dream it, you can do it. Our dreams have to be bigger. Our ambitions higher. Our commitment deeper. And our efforts greater.”

Ambition is the key. Dhirubhai wanted to become India’s biggest polyester fiber and yarn producer and he worked hard to fulfill his dream. In poker, only that player gets the best results who puts his sincere efforts to achieve the desired objective. It’s important to choose your game carefully which suits your interest and never let the fear of facing fierce competition and lack of experience stop you from what you want to do.


Challenge negative forces with hope, self-confidence and conviction. I believe that ambition and initiative will ultimately triumph.

When Dhirubhai established his first textile mill in Ahmedabad, no wholesaler agreed to buy fabric from him. Then Dhirubhai changed his marketing strategy and started selling the products directly to the retailers. Soon his brand “Vimal” starting gaining popularity in the Indian market and ultimately became one of the best selling fashion fabric of its time. Just because a thing has been done “ by this way only” for a long time doesn’t mean there are no other ways to do that.


If you work with determination and with perfection, success will follow.

Become the “doer”. Every person has the potential to shape his life as he desires. Dhirubhai always emphasized the importance of determination and passion to move forward regardless of the circumstances. Wastage of time and money is a sin. In poker, a serious player must have great willingness to improve his game. You cannot just sit idle and wish to win big rewards on their own. You need to find out the weak spots in your game and do study and practice regularly to eliminate all these weaknesses.

Preparation and Understanding of the Situation

Pursue your goals even in the face of difficulties, and convert adversities into opportunities.

The battle is considered half won when you learn how to understand the situation quickly to develop a strategy. You don’t have to be the best player in the world to achieve your goals. Success just needs a dedicated mind and great preparation. Analyse the game table and your opponents thoroughly before making a move on the game table. Many times when you play, you find yourself unable to fold a hand because you have already invested lots of money in the game. Just like an entrepreneur, a poker player must know what is the best time to leave a bad investment rather than ignoring the statistics and continue playing in the hopes of completing the hand in the future.

These are the principles that made Ambanis successful and which are also applied to the game of poker. You cannot become a champion in one single day. You need to do lots of practice and put time and efforts to master the game and make a name in the poker world for yourself.


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