I met a guy. On first looks, he would be deemed as privileged and arrogant mostly due to his good looks. But on acquainting, I found that he came from a very obscure city in India that no one really cared much about, lost his father at a very young age, was raised by his mom in modest financial conditions, graduated and moved to a bigger city for a ‘job’ but deep inside he wants to be a movie star and is on about pursuing that.
So against all odds, he works 12 hour work days and then after that busts his ass perfecting his craft, physique etc for the remaining waking hours. He has come too far to give up who he is now. He keeps moving forward no matter what. In a few days, he is following a lead that will take him to a new city again, due to a big break he got recently. This time, Mumbai, the hot bed of all failed acting dreams.
But he will keep on keeping on. No matter what comes and what goes, he has his eyes on the prize, leaves the old behind, embraces the new and unknown and keeps pressing forward. Towards danger, uncertainty and highly probable failure.
I look at him and think “There is absolutely nothing that can keep one moving forward, no matter the pressures, deadlines, constraints or problems. If it’s important enough, you will find a way to make it happen.”
Whether or not he succeeds, whether or not I see him in a poster, I know that his will to succeed will live on.
Thanks man, for inspiring the hell outta me. I hope your dreams come true.