The Liebster Award

When you step outside your usual community and enter into a different one, you oftenly suffers from ‘identity crisis’. You need assurance of your acceptance. Inspite of all that, if you continue doing what you’re supposed to, you would be held dearest.

Similar is this moment for me as another award nomination comes as a milestone in my blogging journey. This time its’s The Liebster Award! Thanks a lot Meenakshi Sethi for this nomination. You’ve been a great motivator for me through your comments. I appreciate your kindness and you regularly putting out your words on my posts.

If you haven’t see her blog, then I would seriously advise you to delve into the poetic world of ‘Wings of Poetry‘ before you continue with rest of this post. She is a regular writer whose poetry (in Hindi as well as English) would certainly leave you with a moment of awe.

This award is generally for the new bloggers to provide them a platform to consolidate their identity and hold them dear to this blogosphere. I’m certainly not new here. Anyway the rule says that I must thank the person who nominated me and answer few questions asked. In turn I have to nominate 11 other bloggers to encourage them, asking a few questions so that they can define themselves better.

Here are my answers –

Ques. – What or who encouraged you to start writing?

Ans. – My writing is usually driven by emotion, being a person with higher EQ than IQ 😛 I’ve already talked about my start a lot of times here. It was a tribute letter for my teacher. Interestingly my first blog post is also the longest blog post I have written here. When something is heart-felt, it’s influence is hard to constrain.

Ques. – Do you believe in soul mate?

Ans. – Of course I do! My whole life so far has been a perpetual search for that one person. In fact most of my blog posts (mostly poems) have been dedicated to that personality and I usually write that explicitly at the end. I believe that your love someone could be the greatest motivational factor behind your work.

Ques. – What are three basic values of life you believe in?

Ans. – Perseverance, Discipline and Honesty.

I believe in hard work. Everyone faces problems, everyone struggles but what produces the outliers is the virtue of perseverance they possess.

I was going through a Quora answer once and there I read something that’s still stuck to my conscience. We keep on fighting for motivation the whole time and give excuses about it fading away. And that is the reality. Motivation is not constant.

One day you might wake up, see an inspirational movie and decide to do something revolutionary yourselves. But once you start encountering problems, you usually tend to loose your momentum. You don’t have the motivation you started with. What works in this situation is your discipline in being true to your effort. Everyone knows that nothing comes easily yet only few tread the bridge to success because the former lacks discipline.

F**k motivation, stay disciplined.

And honesty – if you’re not true to your yourself and your work, your entire effort is futile. Oh of course it’s a highly philosophical sentence and you’ll end with materialistic gain. Come back to this when you’ve achieved the inner peace without being loyal. Enough said.

Ques. – Where do you want to see yourself in five years from now?

Ans. – That’s a crucial one and the question I’m being asked frequently these days being it the final year of college. After lots of refining (though the aim remains same) I came up with two portmanteau that summarizes my response –

I see myself as an inventopreneur doing imagineering.

Ques. – Who are five most important people in your life whom you want to stay connected till last day of your life.

Ans. – I would really like to say pass on this question if I have the option. Things change, people change, situation changes and so do the circumstances. The bonding we foster over the years are precious and we should cherish them but by clinging onto it, you would probably refrain yourself from wonderful experiences that lies ahead. Getting too much attached to something is also problem. So embrace the change, if it happens. Pain is temporary, change is the only constant.

Ques. – What are you doing in present to keep these people happy?

Ans. – I have written about it previously as well – I make gifts for people and here’s the thing that gave me the start.

Well who doesn’t like pleasant surprises and if my gifts adds up to the happiness, then what could be the better deal. Not to rant much, here’s the most recent one – a video I made for my friend as a joke. I took the shots when he was seriously indulged in some work. He’s the director of the movie we’re making (well almost :P)

Sometimes I spend 2 hours and then other times I’ve spent days to make it perfect. It need not to be something big always. Consistency matters.

Ques. – Do you think taking a few steps, (which you have not taken till date) can improve your life?

Ans. – Definitely! I wish sometimes I could keep aside my emotion and take decision rationally. Also I should be confident enough to take bold decisions without thinking too much of trivial things. I’ve realized it’s important over the time in my entrepreneurial journey.

Ques. – Which of the above questions helped you in some way?

Ans. – Almost all the questions were so thoughtful and it shows that you’ve given time over crafting them. They helped me to introspect myself even deeper. Thanks a lot for such wonderful questions. I had a fun time answering them.

I keep my nominations open as of now as I don’t have much time to go through new blogs (seriously too many meetings and deadlines to take care of) but I would get back.

Here are some of my questions –

Ques. – What are you passionate about? What makes you forget everything and seriously indulge into it?

Ques. – I believe everyone has a story to tell. What’s yours? Either a personal conversation or writing it out in public would work. Just write something from your life that you always wanted to write about.

Ques. – What unusual talent you possess? Write about something that people around you find amusing.

Ques. – What do you consider your best work so far?

Ques. – What are the things that had major impact on your personality? (Any incident, person, realization, etc.)

Ques. –  What do you think about unrequited love?

Hope you liked my ‘Liebster Award’ extravaganza. Do leave your comments if you want your thoughts to reach upto me – which I’m sure it would. Just wish it 🙂


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