Live session on how COVID opens opportunities to find your passion

Vidhi Beri had conducted a Facebook live session with Vir Philip, who is a Tedx Speaker, a very prominent youth mentor & trainer, who has been part of various organizations such as CanSupport, Rotary, MUN’s, etc. He is also a very passionate Rotarian & past Rotaractor with an experience over 16 years, where he had served at various positions like DRR in the Rotary Year (RY) of 2011-12, District Rotaract Chair Youth Co-Chair& currently serving as the President-Elect of Rotary Club of New Delhi.

Being diagnosed with a learning disability at a very young age, He struggled at school but managed to soar through by not giving up. He studied at a Boarding School in the US when his family moved back to India.

The experience, he often says, helped him overcome his weaknesses and identify his strengths, which further led him to the motive of helping others

Episode 8 takeaway points:

The episode starts with a thought that what this virus has really taught us while many are stressed, they have lost jobs and members of their family but on the flip side, it has given us all a chance to press the pause button in Life and reflect within ourselves.

We all have a passion, a forte, a niche and it takes time for people to actually find that niche. We need to look within ourselves and find what we are good at as each one of us is talented in their own way.

India is known as the land of opportunities where everything doesn't have to just exist, your passion can actually create opportunities that you were willing for.

To find your passion, the first thing is to adapt your goals and construct a vision board.

What does 2020 mean in reality? This year has given people a perfect vision to look within and reinvent ourselves. We should not only adapt to our goals but to the circumstances too.

You just cannot control the noise around you that is constantly telling you what to do and what not to. At the end of the day, we can only control ourself. We should feel fortunate enough that we are not alone and have people around us to share our thoughts with.

The session ends on a thought that people are so scared of failing that they forget to live in the present. In order to succeed, we must fail. We should bring our childhood into our adulthood and experimentation is the key to find our passion.

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered "Man! Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."