Insult ignites Spark

At many instances we face insult from a lot of people. We are usually insulted for being incapable, poor and weak compared to others. We often respond to those situations with rage and anger. But when we use those anger and frustration in a positive manner we could achieve a lot of wonderful things.

Ferruccio Lamborghini was born in Italy in 1916 in the family of viticulturists . After his technical education he joined Italian Royal Air force as a mechanic. He served in the army during the world war. After the war he started a company in the early 1950s to manufacture tractors for domestic and military use. Soon after the start he got several export orders for his tractors and his company started to do really well.

Ferruccio Lamborghini
Ferruccio Lamborghini

Ferruccio Lamborghini was very fond of collecting cars. He had a large collection of cars for his own private use. He got a ferrari car with a lot of expectations. But he found that the clutches in ferrari was of inferior quality and he often took it to service station for repair. When he found out that the clutches in his tractor could be a good replacement for the car, he contacted the owner of ferrari to report the issue and to offer the solution.

But his suggestion was ignored and the Ferrari told him that “You are just a tractor maker. You know nothing about sports cars”. This is what made Ferruccio Lamborghini to start production of sports cars. Now Lamborghini is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. The website claims that the company had achieved 100 years of Innovation in 50 years.

Till now Lamborghini is the proud manufacturer of one of the finest italian sports cars next to Ferrari. The company has evolved itself to impose cutting edge technology and design in its products. When i saw the cars designed by Lamborghini , i could sense that every inch of it is designed with at most care and perfection.

If Lamborghini responded to the situation with anger then he would have felt better later and would have continued to manufacture tractors for the rest of his life. But he allowed the anger to fuel his ambition in building something unique. And that is the reason we could see super cool sports cars all over the world.

We often think insult and failure aren’t good things. But sometimes they come in handy when we are destined to make a breakthrough.

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