It’s been quite a long time, that I’ve been working on various videography projects. I’ve made contents for myself, and also worked on various stories and projects of else’s too. This journey to become a “professional” recognised person has started, and I believe has a long way to go too. Amidst will be various obstacles to jump, and cross over. I’ve been thinking a lot about writing a blog on this topic since a long time, because I’ve seen and met people who gave up on dreams they wanted to live upon.
Life is broader than Arts, Science and Commerce. It is even broader than being just a Doctor or an Engineer. As we grow up our ambitions change. Our dreams tend to change at times too. Not in my case though. I’ve started as a Musician, learning Guitar for almost 8 years. But what I dreamt of becoming since my childhood was of being a Journalist. And even today, I dream about the same. This has been really constant, despite the change in my interests.
I was 12 years old, when I came up with my first song, which I composed and wrote myself. I’m hit with a truck of embarrassment when I hear it now, and ofcourse there’re and will be people to judge me on that.
Just the case was YouTube was really rare, and people never had extra GBs to spare. That continued for three years, amidst when I started clicking photographs. It’s been a year since my first short film, “Aaina” was released. As a first attempt, I received a lot of appreciation, and motivation but also criticism. The reason I’m writing this is because people should know how to tackle criticism and grow out stronger. So far, after “Aaina”, I’ve made 4 short films, and various other videos, which includes all my after movies, music videos, etc.
I hear criticism after every new projects I release. There will be people who would even point out a single full-stop I miss in my subtitles. But there will also be people who’d encourage me to grow a little stronger the next time. And that’s where motivation comes from. There are two types of people in our “Indian Society”, one who’d abuse you, other who’d criticise you. Now, it’s upto you as whom you calculate as so and so.
After every video I make, I go to my father, and make him watch it first. He’d be the first one to criticise. And he’s criticism aren’t formally constructive always. And that’s what pushes me to do something better the next time. And it’s true that, a single negativity can destroy hundreds of positivity, in numerical sense.
A waterfall is determined to produce the purest form of water, as it rolls down breaking through many barriers, as in stones, pebbles, rocks. And so can be applicable to our human lives too. These criticism are nothing but the pebbles, stones the waterfall needs to get over. You’ll receive criticism till the day you stop doing what you love. Make sure of, what you do next is better than what you did then. LIFE is actually a ladder. Keep climbing, and stand still. There will be many above, and many below too. You just need to keep climbing, and keep growing.
Hate is never equal to criticism. But hate can be calculated and counted as criticism if you believe you can.
If photography is what you love doing, go ahead with it. There will be people pulling your mistakes, count them, accept criticism, and outgrow them. Redeem your mistakes, accept criticism constructively. If Music is what your love, don’t turn away. Because, it’s something which our future Doctors, and Engineers will also need.
Hence, to my fellow readers, you may be hated for being you. But if you do good works “Professionally” nobody dared to hate you. Bind up criticisms constructively. Work harder the next time. Do better than the next time. Don’t see others as your “competition”, but became a competition to yourself. Challenge yourself. Over the years, my stories, and my parents’ have made me understand all these practical. I regret being immature many a times but we can’t change what’s gone, right?
Forget others, I had to face even few of my family members, until my boards who always underestimated me, and mocked me for doing what I love and being least interested for my results. And that actually motivated me to do something unexpected in my boards. There also have been people showering love & support to me overtime. There have been people who love my works, and that’s really motivating and encouraging. Keep the blessings and love on!
“You’re the best of you. You’re more than what you think of yourself. Take up a path not taken. Your wounds will be relieved if you achieve something what you dreamt of, crossing all your barriers and obstacles. Your haters, will remain at your bottom, always. It’s you and your greatness if you can transform and accept criticism to grow as a Successful person.” Dream big, because you can do it. Make sure you do it quick, you never know when you’ll start paying GST for it.
Dream, Work, Little harder than the last try, Succeed. At the end, lick an ice cream, enjoy the hot weather for the time-being and smile. 🙂