Janhavi Panwar – Josh Talks TRANSCRIPT
Hey every one,
I am Jahnavi Panwar and I am renowned as Wonder girl of India.
You know me by the name of Wonder girl of India, but there’s a story and journey behind it which we term as a struggle, but in reality, it is not a struggle.
In this talk, I will tell you how to become a master in your field after crossing all the difficulties, in your own field.
I’m 14 years old in my second year of graduation From Satyavati College, Delhi University, I speak 9 different accents: British, American, RP, Polish, Australian, Scottish, Canadian, Norfuk, Cockney and basic languages French and Japanese. Hindi and Haryanvi are my own languages, which I love with all of my heart and I am an anchor for BBC News and CNN. Recently I gave a speech to 50 IAS Officers, Your Confidence in Everything And everything just happens to you when you just have it in your heart, that I have to do it. So you just get it. And that is all that my story is. And all of you can do it too, decide it and do it.
Everyone has a story behind their success and the story is a great journey, a roller-coaster ride. And that’s super-super amazing. In that struggle, that story, what we think is when we look at the person, we only take notice of their success, fame, popularity and money but somewhere we forget the story behind it, the failures, those criticisms of the people and the hurdles they have crossed. So, let’s talk about something.
The first and foremost step of this story is that we are unable to see our dream, our main goal. We choose our dreams based on our conditions. Remember, that it’s your decision, not your condition that determines your destiny. So what are our conditions, we look onto other people. We say to ourselves, that we need popularity and that person is getting fame and popularity in that field, let’s go in that field Hey, I need money, I want to earn a lot of money, That business has a lot of money, because my friend in that field is earning a lot of money so let’s go into his field. We start copying others.
Why do we do it?
How about we do something in our own field, where we have the full mastery Okay now, dream decided After the dream is decided, we come across two things Those two are failure and criticism. I would like to repeat the fact, that criticism and failure is something we have named it. In this world, whatever happens, is on the basis of our mind, our perception.
I’ll share what happens through the mind, with a story. There was a student, who used to stay asleep throughout all classes He was a lazy student. He used to stay asleep the entire time that the teacher used to teach. That teacher wrote a problem on the board telling his students that it was a problem which even he hasn’t been able to solve. The child was sleeping, and he wasn’t aware of anything. The bell rang, and the child woke up. Unaware of what had happened, the child thought the problem on the board was for homework. He didn’t know that even the teacher had been unable to solve that problem. So he noted that question as his homework. For him solving the problem was a must otherwise, he would get a scolding from the teacher. So, he did it. The next day at school, he went up to the teacher, saying “Sir I have solved the question”
“How did you solve this?” the Teacher asked. Because his mind was already conditioned, this is my homework for the day just like I have to do the homework on other days, I have to finish this too. The other students had conditioned their minds that if the teacher hasn’t been able to do it, how can we solve it how we can solve it.
No, the attitude should be, even I can do it. Everything in the world is easy, just the point is that we’ll have to think that it is easy. Yes that’s actually easy. So in criticism what we see is, people, stop us time and again that hey this isn’t your cup of tea.
Now looking at my own journey when I used to speak in English, people would comment why you are trying to behave like an English woman. Those people who were criticizing me I took them as a helper. They were challenging me that you can’t become an English woman, why are you trying to impersonate one. So I became an English woman, I started using English.
After I started speaking English, people criticized me once again. The world speaks in English, what’s so great about you speaking it the world uses it, everyone does, what’s special about you. Things again turned upside down. Now that people have started it, let’s do this.
So people are really your helpers. And after that, I started using accents and then people said, “You’re just copying them, nothing more, even we can do that” Again, another problem I am just copying, mimicking, how do I do it in reality. I then learnt phonetics and the rules.
After achieving so much, I can affirmatively say that yes, you are brilliant. So not taking those things as difficult but as your next challenges, you will be here.
And another factor is a failure. Failure is just an excuse. You’ll fail once, twice, but the third time, after gathering so much experience who will be able to fail you? Why don’t you think that that failure is just another opportunity you have? You’ve just created one more opportunity by yourself. You’re getting a chance to glance over all the mistakes you’ve made in the past.
Instead of emphasizing that, you’ve failed, you should say, it’s an experience and you have the ideas you’re getting experiences out of failures and these experiences are the basis of success.
When we’re looking for a job, the only thing that matters is, how many experiences we have. Success always comes from experience.
And experiences, believe me, should always be bad everything should be noticed. The experience of traveling by a car or bus an airplane or auto, having all those experiences is good.
Never break down, just keep moving forward. But don’t move forward without an outcome, we should know the outcome, that which path we are taking.
If you want to become something, then you’ll have to escalate your standards to that level. Be it any condition, you have to keep doing it. That’s your goal, your aim, right in front of you. Keep doing, keep walking. After doing it, the world is yours, the skies are open. Just do it, complete it. And you’re here.
But we often think, let’s copy him, he’s also heading in that direction, let’s follow him. Why try and copy others, why not do things that you set standards for others to follow. What is the worst that can happen, you’ll die? Die in a manner that people remember your name that on the last day like ‘She did this work”, and now people are following you because you did something great. If you’ve promised yourself, that you’re going to do something, then you have to do it
And that’s it. Thank you so much, everybody, for listening to me, you guys are the best