Sidhartha Kumar Mathur is a thriving entrepreneur and the founder of Limbic Learning- an organization which provides educational resources to schools as well as individuals with learning disabilities. As a progressive thinker, Sid hopes that the work he does at Limbic Learning will inspire a new wave of educational reform.
Sid is also an author, and certified astrological counselor. As a practitioner of Ayurvedic medicine, he provides health and astrological counseling (in coordination with mental health treatment and the Ayurveda) for a variety of individuals. He is currently working on his first book which focuses on topics that include evolutionary astrology as well as other psychological topics, including the Jungian archetypes.
How have you achieved success?
I have achieved success by both working hard to constantly challenge conventional models of thought and by refusing to sacrifice my values in implementing my vision. I believe that I have really been a driving force of change in my local community. I initially went to school for allopathic, or “conventional Western” medicine; however, it relied too much on methods that I personally consider outdated. I also feel that that allopathic medicine is not as inclusive of holistic medicine as I had originally anticipated. I instead decided to check out the Maryland Integrative School of Medicine, which has an “Ayurvedic Medicine” track. At the same time, I have found a way to directly help my community in a different capacity by working on and expanding Limbic Learning. I take great pride in the educational work and programs that we strive to provide to educators and students on a daily basis. Many young individuals struggle to thrive in the current education landscape, so it is my goal to help them navigate challenges and ultimately be the best version of themselves.
What obstacles have you overcome in the process?
Well, some of the biggest obstacles that my team and I have faced include the traditional style of learning in a classroom setting as well as the continued reliance of many educators on these status-quo models with their inherent limits. Many prospective clients are so accustomed to the system that they feel comfortable and don’t see a need for innovations such as mine, even though they acknowledge some severe problems in discussions on specific outcomes for certain students. But with time, we have found it easier to navigate the skepticism through proven models of success that we eventually share with these prospective clients.
What drives you to succeed?
Outcomes. But I am a people person and primarily driven by the remarkable individuals I surround myself with, which include colleagues and, of course, the groups who we ultimately serve. I’ve always found that the intrinsic value of work is what motivates me to get out of bed every day because its significance inspires me to keep going. Having first-hand knowledge of just how beneficial my impact can be to someone is what ultimately drives me to succeed.
How has your definition of success changed over the years?
It has shifted over the years from more external factors to internal factors. Directly helping others and receiving that feedback – whether through their smiles or their direct comments – is more meaningful to me now than monetary factors, such as meeting a specific quota for funding. After being out for a few years, I feel that I have better tailored the organization and eliminated models that weren’t as practical.
I also feel that specifically within the educational industry, I have been able to find more consistency with regards to the changes that I aspired but which were initially met with skepticism.
What has success meant to you?
For me, it has meant having a direct impact on the people who I serve and making the world a better place in my capacity as an individual.
I love being able to do what I love each and every day, and I take great joy in helping and inspiring today’s youth. I am also a certified astrological counselor, so I am able to help individuals navigate challenges that they face.
We at Limbic Learning work to set measurable goals for clients and students and we aim to help them achieve these objectives. We are always trying push forward and find new ways to modify our systems. We want students to feel comfortable and we are working hard to cultivate appropriate models that cater to their needs.
Do you have advice for others on how to be successful?
I would say, start small and do what you love. Rather than following established models too closely, it’s better to focus on who your target consumer is or who your beneficiary will be. Then, be creative about how you can serve them most directly. This is how you innovate and set yourself apart in order to be successful.
For novices who are trying to navigate their interests, I think it is essential to have passion for what it is that you do. Without that drive, you will not be able to meet the goals you have laid out for yourself. Success requires growth and that growth happens outside of your comfort zone, so never be afraid to take risks. Take the time to learn from new experiences and try to see the world from different perspectives.
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