No Job is Too Small or Too Big

""Keep your head down and work,” is one of the things my mom always told me."

By Team ParentCircle

No Job is Too Small or Too Big

Kunal Kapur
Host and Judge, MasterChef India 

“Keep your head down and work,” is one of the things my mom always told me. She taught me that no piece of work is either too small or too big, and as long as you are focussed on what you do, success is a natural by-product. She also insisted on us children being honest.

When you are young, most things your parents tell you don’t seem relevant or important. For instance, my mom was very particular about hygiene in the kitchen and would make us wash our hands over and over again. It used to bother me a lot, since none of my friends' parents told them to do that. But when I joined hotel management, my mother’s emphasis on cleanliness and hygiene played a huge role in my success.

I too will teach my son the same lessons, but with a new-generation twist. I will ask him to be honest, but not brutally so. Being tactful is very important for success in today's world. Also, rather than tell him things, I want him to experience life, make mistakes, fall, get up and learn from them. 

No Job is Too Small or Too Big