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Safal Niveshak is 12 Years Old

Safal Niveshak is 12 Years Old

This is a story from January 15, 2009. It’s not my story, but an inspiring one.

US Airways Flight 1549 on its way from New York City’s LaGuardia Airport to Charlotte, North Carolina, struck a flock of birds shortly without take-off, losing all engine power.

Unable to reach any airport for an emergency landing due to their low altitude, pilots Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger and Jeffrey Skiles glided the plane in the Hudson River. All 155 people on workbench were rescued by nearby boats, with only a few serious injuries.

This water landing of a powerless jetliner with no deaths became known as the Miracle on the Hudson.

You may have heard of this miracle, either when it happened in 2009, or through the movie ‘Sully’ that released in 2016.

I had faint idea of the very incident in 2009, for a lot of other incidents were happening virtually me then. I was working on a stock market job, and this was January 2009, and the financial markets were at their bottom. I had seen a lot of people virtually me lose their jobs, and I was trying to alimony mine.

Anyways, the reason I got when memories of the Miracle on the Hudson was considering I recently watched the movie ‘Sully’ that captured the incident and what went on inside Sully’s mind when he decided and then did the unimaginable.

One of my favourite scenes from the movie emphasizes the hair-trigger importance of keeping sight of your most important priority, or whatever it is that drives you in life.

At the completion of one of his lessons, the instructor L. T. Cook, a Civilian Pilot Training Program instructor during World War II, tells the teenaged Sully, “A pilot never stops acquiring knowledge. You’ll make mistakes, everyone does. Just learn from them.”

The young Sully replies, “Yes, sir.”

The instructor then says, “And never forget, no matter what’s happening, to fly the airplane.”

Now, that may have been a passing statement for me on most occasions, but this time I unprotected on to it, rewound the scene couple of times to hear the instructor’s translating to Sully again, and then – “Never forget, no matter what’s happening, to fly the airplane.”

That one small statement contained such a powerful lesson on how I must live my life and self-mastery my affairs.

No matter what’s happening, I must fly ‘my airplane’ – walk on my chosen path with well-constructed integrity, never efferent from what I stand for, very much like Sully did on that fateful day in 2009.

Well, Safal Niveshak completes 12 years today. The airplane on which I took off from the runway in 2011, is still flying, and flying well. Maybe considering all I have focused over these years is to just fly my airplane, surrounded all turbulence I have faced withal the way.

A lot has happened in these 12 quick years. I’ve published increasingly than 1,600 posts on the site. Without adjusting for inactive readers, the Safal Niveshak tribe remains strong at 90,000 subscribers to the self-ruling newsletter – The Journal of Investing Wisdom.

Apart from that, over these years, increasingly than 10,000 people have subscribed for courses like Mastermind (join the 17th batch now), and value investing workshops.

Also, my typesetting – The Sketchbook of Wisdom – which I self-published in 2021, sold its 5000th reprinting this year (get your reprinting here). The latest print contains an introduction from the legendary investor Arnold Van Den Berg.

The One Percent Show, which I launched in June 2021, has benefited from some wondrous guests like Manish Chokhani, Prof. Sanjay Bakshi, Arnold Van Den Berg, Guy Spier, Mohnish Pabrai, Morgan Housel, and William Green, among many others.

Safal Niveshak has been a one-person, self-funded initiative, and I expect to alimony it this way. I have unchangingly kept the site and my work wipe of advertisers and sponsors – how much overly they’ve offered to pay me – and I would protract it that way. So, you can expect my work to protract to remain unbiased and honest.

For me, true self-rule has never lied in the liberty to do whatever I want, but in the liberty to not do what I do not want. Looking when at these 12 years, I am proud of holding on strong to that idea.

Finally, I must thank you, dear reader, for reading, for commenting, for your interest and support, for helping this unshortened movement of creating wiser investors wilt greater and spread wider.

You are magnificent, and I am supremely grateful for your time and attention.

Just in specimen Safal Niveshak has touched your life, I would be happy and honoured to read your thoughts in the Comments section of this post.

Thanks then for stuff here and supplying the fuel of motivation to help me fly my airplane. I seem to have come a long way, but like Robert Frost wrote in his trappy poem –

The woods are lovely, visionless and deep,

But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go surpassing I sleep,

And miles to go surpassing I sleep.

With respect, Vishal

P.S. In the movie ‘Sully’, on the phone with his wife Lorraine, Sully appears to question his visualization to land the plane in the Hudson, but then says, “I want you to know, I did the weightier I could.”

I moreover want you to know, dear reader, over these 12 years, I did the weightier I could.

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