My number one tip for achieving your dream life.



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Many a time in my interviews, I am asked 'What's the one piece of advice you wish you had heard when you were starting your career?'

The people who ask this, I am guessing, want a tip which they can implement in their lives, a tip from someone they perceive as successful, and a tip when followed would give them a jump start in their career. But the only tip I truly have is a clichéd one--it is to work hard and to never give up. Clichés are often true and perhaps that's why many overlook it as it seems too simple to be true.

Today, I'm living my dream. It's something I never thought would be possible. I've worked hard for whatever I have achieved today (Fifteen bestsellers whihc have sold millions of copies and touched people's lives). I've struggled, faced rejections and made it on my own. There was no one to guide me , give me advice, hold my hand or pick up the pieces when I was down. I wanted it badly and I worked every single day towards my goal. Some days I might not have achieved it. But I was back the next day, chipping away bit by bit.

Consistency pays rich dividends.  So be consistent.

Also the other piece of advice I have for someone starting out is 'Do not listen to others.' There will be a hundred people who tell you it cannot be done. If you share your dream with anyone it is likely that they will not see it the same way that you do. So be your own best friend. Reach inside yourself and find that reservoir of courage.Set it free and immerse yourself inside it. Fight, fight hard for your dreams. If you don't do it, no one else will do it for you.

More tomorrow



  1. Hi Ma'am, really liked this post as it is truly inspiring. I also think there is no other way for success other than hard work. You have definitely earned your dream life .I would really like to read your own biography written by you. Love you.

    1. Really glad you found it inspiring. I feel I am too small a person and really nothing much to write in an autobiography!

  2. Awww such an inspiring one Preeti Didi and some things you mentioned are what we see in daily life. Lots of love 🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  3. Namaskaram Preetiji,
    Wonderful,thoughtful and enlighting post.Your advice is always valuable and your life lessons are practical and effective.
    True Consistency is the key to success In Zen Buddhism it is said - Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.”
    Thanks a ton for the beautiful thoughts.

    Lots of Love,Deep Respect and Complete Devotion to my absolute Favorite Author. 👍🙏💛

    1. That is such a lovely Buddhist saying. So Profound. Thank you for sharing!

  4. True nobody will see the dream which u are dreaming. Better not to share with anyone & keep working for it.

  5. Insightful post. 'Clichés are often true': so true. :) & 'Do not listen to others': thank you for saying this. :)

    1. My pleasure and very glad you found value in it.


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