Before I tell you my story and introduce myself I would like to give you a little bit of background on myself. I hail from a small cultural dense town, looks were never given much importance.
My first job interview was a disaster, the job consulting representative told me straight forward NO. She said no point even giving an interview since I don’t look presentable. I still remember the exact words ” Jo dikhta Hai Wahi bikta hai “. It shook me, I was a brilliant student. I had great communication skills, however I had no idea how an appearance could be so much more important than my academics.
Instead of taking it as an motivation to lose weight OR learning how to present myself better, it made me even more vulnerable and insecure from within. Gradually started putting on even more weight so much so that at one point of time I was a hundred and twenty five.
It was an eye opener, I realised I was not alone in this. There are a lot of people who is going through what I have been through.
I started working on myself and reading a lot of self help books. I started going to the gym and cleaned my diet. It took me 5-6 years to get in shape. There we so many ups and downs in this journey. It’s been 3 years have maintained my lifestyle change and healthy habits.
I understood the key lies in confidence and how we present ourselves. Overcoming those insecurities that lies within ourselves before people judging us we judge ourselves. Adapting a lifestyle change instead of shortcuts.
So this is my story of gaining MYSELF.
It about gaining lost confidence back. Life hasn’t changed but my perspective has changed to look the life in a new way but because of those 30 years that I lost in depression, in the insecurity I never worked on anything else then being sad about myself.
What People Say
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.