COVER STORY - Madhu Va­j­payee

Be­lieve in the power of you - Go do it!

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The con­ver­sa­tion with Dr.Va­j­payee was a pleas­ant one with smiles and laugh­ter and those min­utes of share con­nected us even though we were miles apart. A beauty with the per­fect tinge of hu­mor, laugh­ter, and in­tel­li­gence, the con­ver­sa­tion still echoes with pos­i­tiv­ity she led me through.

Do the dif­fi­cult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A jour­ney of a thou­sand miles must be­gin with a sin­gle step. - Lao Tzu

As Dr. Va­j­payee was mov­ing on with her life and do­ing things that must be done, she was faced with dif­fi­cul­ties and tur­moils and with the time pass­ing she was find­ing that more and more peo­ple were tun­ing into what she has to say and how she was liv­ing life. The in­creas­ing fame and in­flu­ence and sup­port­ers had given her a dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive on life. The stress she ex­plains can mo­ti­vate you to ac­tion and help you meet the chal­lenges of ev­ery­day life. But in this age of over stim­u­lus from so­cial me­dia, email, and 24/7 in­for­ma­tion over­load, stress all too of­ten be­comes an ever-present com­pan­ion, that's why Dr. Va­j­payee illustrated that there are many ways to re­duce stress, in­clud­ing ex­er­cise and med­i­ta­tion but what helped her was her writ­ing. She throws light upon her ex­pe­ri­ence stat­ing for many of us, sim­ply writ­ing down our feel­ings on a reg­u­lar ba­sis—hav­ing a pri­vate, safe place to vent—is enough to re­lease the emo­tional pres­sure stress pro­duces. She elab­o­rated her jour­ney which con­cluded that while she used to be the cen­ter of her uni­verse be­fore, she has made the fun­da­men­tal prin­ci­ples of life to be the cen­ter of her life. She further stated that one must change some as­pects of our lives if we are un­happy with the cir­cum­stances or peo­ple we are at­tracted to our­selves. If we want some­thing we never had, we must be­come some­thing that we never were - a revo­lu­tion of trans­for­ma­tion.

Dis­ap­point­ments have been the source of the great­est ge­nius, in­ven­tions, cre­ations, and suc­cesses. Dis­ap­point­ments force us to think, look, lis­ten and make rad­i­cal changes in our lives. Tragedies bring to light the self within us that we never knew ex­isted. Some of the dis­ap­point­ments in Dr. Va­jy­payee’s life had made her re­al­ize the ex­tent of strength she had within her that prob­a­bly she never knew of. It’s the na­ture’s way of teach­ing us lessons nec­es­sary for us at the par­tic­u­lar mo­ment. The only change is con­stant.

Dis­ap­point­ments and fail­ures come to guide us, teach us, and make us think about things we never would oth­er­wise learn. All the ex­pe­ri­ences in our life good and bad come to teach us things that we must learn at the mo­ment, ap­ply the in­for­ma­tion and get on with what we must do. Each of us is here to per­form the work of the cre­ator. Find­ing your dreams and reach­ing your des­ti­na­tion.

CON­TROL ON SELF

Most peo­ple give away to their feel­ings and do things that they have to re­gret later. Most of the un­hap­pi­ness in the world would have ended if peo­ple ex­er­cised to con­trol their mind, ex­claimed Dr. Va­j­payee high­light­ing her jour­ney from In­dia to Mel­bourne, Aus­tralia.

There is guid­ance to us to lead us to the right path through­out our life if we just lis­ten to it. The voice of the con­science within will be ob­vi­ous. There is a wise say­ing, “Ex­plore, Dream and Dis­cover.” That’s what a suc­cess­ful life is re­ally all about. It is a jour­ney she went on to ex­cel and dis­close her ex­pe­ri­ence.

THE REAL MEAN­ING OF

PAS­SION

When Dr. Va­j­payee spoke of pas­sion we could feel the charm, how­ever, she didn't mean it in a ro­man­tic way. What she meant by pas­sion was the pow­er­ful feel­ing of en­thu­si­asm we all have in­side of us.

We are all en­thu­si­as­tic and pas­sion­ate about some­thing, whether it is mu­sic, writ­ing, fi­nance, food or a fa­vorite sport.

That en­thu­si­asm is very pow­er­ful. When we can com­bine it with our work, we are set­ting our­selves up well for achiev­ing true suc­cess.

WHY PAS­SION IS SO

IM­POR­TANT

When we are en­thu­si­as­tic and proud of the work we do, the bet­ter equipped we'll be to over­come the many ob­sta­cles that will surely arise in the process of start­ing a busi­ness or mov­ing up in a ca­reer. Also, the more en­thu­si­asm we have, the more in­clined we are to work harder at im­prov­ing our­selves. When Dr. Va­j­payee wrote her first book it did not fetch an over­all re­sponse as ex­pected, yet she moved ahead with her pas­sion and wrote the sec­ond and now soon set to be re­leased the third book. She fol­lowed her pas­sion and that’s what al­lowed her to con­tin­u­ously get bet­ter at the work. The bet­ter we get at our work, the bet­ter we can gets the re­wards.

En­sur­ing we are pas­sion­ate about our work will not only pro­vide us with a mean­ing­ful ca­reer. The pas­sion we have for our work can be the dif­fer­ence be­tween mak­ing a liv­ing or mak­ing a killing.

THE BOT­TOM LINE

True suc­cess is much more than hav­ing a lot of wealth and fame. En­joy­ing the work you do is, in some ways, more im­por­tant than hav­ing a large bank ac­count. You may need to think about what you're pas­sion­ate about. It may not be easy, but chances are it will be worth the ef­fort.

Last but not the least Dr.Va­j­payee wanted to rec­om­mend to her read­ers and the youth - “Be­lieve in the power of you”

One of the great­est forces on this planet is the power of be­liev­ing in you. Your un­re­lent­ing con­vic­tion in the power within you to do ev­ery­thing you ever wanted, to live your best life and ful­fill your heart’s de­sires. That be­lief right there can move moun­tains and slay dragons for you. Lis­ten­ing to peo­ple and let­ting what they say about you be­come what you think of your­self and your re­al­ity is dan­ger­ous. Some­times, it’s the peo­ple we work with and some­times, it’s the peo­ple that are close to us. They are all free to ex­er­cise their ori­fices.

Learn to tune out neg­a­tiv­ity and stick to what you know about your­self. No one can know you bet­ter than you. No one can be an ex­pert in who you are bet­ter than you. You get to choose and write your own story.

Go do you! Fol­low your pas­sion.

By Priyanka Raiyani

Madhu Va­j­payee shares how writ­ing has changed her

life. Story on p.7

COVER STORY - Madhu Va­j­payee

ABOUT PRIA - Young mes­mer­iz­ing free­lance blog­ger, so­cial en­thu­si­ast, an eco­nom­ics grad­u­ate from Jhark­hand Univer­sity with Mas­ter in Child Psy­chol­ogy. She is hard­work­ing yet crazy, a pas­sion­ate reader, an ar­dent mu­sic fa­natic, an avid caf­feine lover, and a ma­ni­a­cal an­i­mal lover too.

She has been a part of nu­mer­ous an­tholo­gies, ar­ti­cles, and write-ups for news­pa­pers and mag­a­zines which are multi-lin­guis­tic. She has also writ­ten screen­plays for YouTube se­ries.

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