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Finding Success When Facing the "Impossible"

Hello everyone, that's the most creative introduction of myself that I've heard so far, so quite a lot has been said and, um, I feel very happy and proud that you've introduced me the way you have. I need some tips on anchoring from you guys because I tend to over-anchor a lot.

Tedx has been a very inspiring thing in my individual life. I've learned so much and applied so much. I didn't get your name, I just walked in during the speech.  

Such an inspiring speech. You know, even in terms of struggles and exposure, people have had so much, but uh, I have my own experiences and here I am, and like I said, if even one of you can get some inspiration out of it, if it can change a degree in an area of your life, I'd be extremely happy and it would have been fruitful coming here.

Finding Success When Facing the "Impossible"


Okay, so before I talk about the second tool, let me tell you about the people who inspired me in the creative space and in the industry I've been in. I'm 33 years old, I'm a television actor, and I come from Gurgaon. It's popular for many reasons, not all of which are good, but here I am and a lot of my conditioning has been because of this creative space.

This is a beautiful industry that I'm a part of. People who've achieved a lot, people who are striving to achieve a lot, and there are people who've given up completely, but in all these people there are these various traits, different kinds of conditioning that they share with you, and they somehow contribute to your personality, shaping you up.

So let me first of all talk about the people who achieve a lot, because these are the people we want to latch on to. We want to have their stories We want to make them our own.

We want to latch on to their frequencies You know, there are so many great people in our industry, so many of them, and you know, whether it is a Raj Kapoor or Gurudeva or Devanand or Shahrukh Khan or Ranbir Kapoor, in present times, you know, they've all been there and when you, when you even the people that you don't meet, even internationally speaking, like Martin Scorsese or Christopher Nolan, so many great filmmakers.

So many great actors you know, so even the people you don't actively get to meet, you get to sample their work, you get to see them on screen in the films they've made, the films they've acted in, and whenever you try to eavesdrop into their minds, whenever you try to look at how they're thinking, you realise that there's one thing that they all have in common, and that's madness.

It's a delusion. These are the two things I want to talk about: I came to Mumbai in 2001 to become an electronics and telecommunications engineer, but I'm not very good at it. The television industry is hugely dominated by women No offence meant, thank you to you guys, because if you weren't watching, this massive industry would not have been there in the audience, but I was very clear that I wanted to do a show in which I was the hero. I was the protagonist, not just the lead.

There's a difference in the television space. Most heroes are the leads of the show, not the protagonists I knew what kind of content I wanted to be involved with, and close to 40 producers talked to me about it. After Nashville, I didn't do any fiction shows, but the last fiction show I did before that was Sas venus Caesaro, which I hope some of you have seen. I was very proud of that show, too, because it was creatively a lot like Nashville.

So after Nashville, there were so many producers that came to me and said, "You know, this is a great show The money was great, and it was a lot more than what I had been making up until that point. However, that wasn't what drove me, and I didn't have enough money at the time that I could just do whatever I wanted.

I remember going to them, and if you know Mumbai, I went all the way from Kolaba to Saki Naka to go to a producer and say, "Look, I'm not going to do this. I'm not going to do this. "

In fact, the show has just been launched in Indonesia and, uh, it's being launched in Indonesia, it's being launched in Germany, it's being launched in West Bengal, it's been remade with different characters, it's being launched on an Arabic channel dubbed in Arabic, and everywhere it seems to be getting the respect that we invested in the show with the kind of positivity and happiness that we invested in the show. So clearly I've overshot my time, so I still have a lot to say.

I don't believe it, so I should come to these talks completely unprepared because I have more to say. I'm going to cut the professional journey short and I'm going to come straight to the end.

At all times in our lives, we are faced with this choice Is it limited realism or infinite delusion A healthy delusion As we say, it only determines our past because we can't do anything about it. It determines our present to some extent because we can't do much about it, but it cannot determine our future because the future is a space of infinite possibilities So, anything can happen right now.

There's a spaceship that can land right here in the center of this auditorium. We don't know that because the next second has yet to happen, so the future is an imaginative space Your memory can take you into your past Your five senses can make you perceive the present, but your imagination manufactures the future, so uh, before I go, I want to give you all a little homework.

Find the most delusional version of yourself, the highest version of yourself that you can imagine Look at yourself making the most money as the best son, the best daughter, the best husband, the best wife, and the best professional you can think of. Thank you very much for kicking off your delusion.

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