In March 2018, we relaunched Storizen Magazine with lot of enthusiasm. We are glad to feature Dr. Madhu Vajpayee, author of ‘Seeking Redemption’ and ‘I owed you one.‘ You can read the feature story here.
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.
Believe in the power of you – Go do it!
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 their control their mind, exclaimed Dr. Vajpayee highlighting her journey from India to Melbourne, Australia.
There is guidance within 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 – “Belief 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 it! Follow your passion.
(As told to Pria)