Some stories touch our heart.
Some stories leave indelible impressions in our heart.
And some stories move us to stand and applaud.
And this story will inspire us to work hard and will encourage us to walk down on our dream path.
You know why ?
This story is of an ordinary girl with her extraordinary talents.
This story is of a common girl with her uncommon achievements.
This story is of a usual girl with her unusual success lessons.
And the name of this story girl is Nisha Bageshwar.
A graduate in Kathak Dance from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad, with First Division in 2008, Nisha will complete her Sixth year – Prabhakar from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad in Vocal music in 2015.
A recipient of the National Scholarship from CENTRE FOR CULTURAL RESOURCES AND TRAINING (CCRT) from 2005-2014 for her excellence in the field of KATHAK Dance in India, Nisha has also received Dan 2 black belt from Kukkiwon South Korea in Taekwondo. She has also received scholarships in the field of Taekwondo from S.A.I, Chattrasaal Stadium, Government of Delhi , N.I.S Patiala and C.S.I.R, C.S.I.O for many years.
A girl who is 5 feet tall, weighs 42 kgs and is a recent ECE graduate, Nisha is someone who epitomizes success and happiness combined in a duo pack. It is not the money quotient which makes her rich, it is her talent pool, high happiness quotient and humble and down to earth attitude which make her successful and wealthy, the way she is.
At her age, when most of the students and young graduates struggle to decide for their career path to embark on, Nisha already has her dreams and goals ready to walk on her next path.
But how could she achieve so much at such an early age? Because Nisha has exploited her natural talents. She has worked harder at her skills when her friends were glued to their TV screens. Because she has followed her parents advise and did what they all suggest to her.
As Malcolm Gladwell says in Outliers that it requires 10,000 hours of practice to be a master in any field, Nisha masters in three fields already: Kathak, Music and Academics. She has rich experience in the fields at such a younger age which we all aspire to have. Her medals, laurels and achievements could make anyone swell up with ego but to her, they make, down to earth.
Here are the three keys which she explains has been instrumental in her success.
Family Support. Nisha ideal are her parents and her inspiration is her sister. “My parents sacrificed a lot just to draw out my abilities, guided me, motivated me, took me to the classes, made me participate in all the competitions and most importantly supported me and encouraged me to do my best,”says Nisha. She gives credits to her parents and sister for what she has achieved in her life.
Her father was the topper of IIT Delhi in M.Tech. He wanted Nisha and her sister to be versatile and that’s why he always guided them to work hard and be determined and made them join dance and taekwondo. “He took me to all the competitions, motived me, boosted up my confidence, whether I was dancing or playing a taekwondo bout.”
Nisha says that, “my father was not too keen on me learning Kathak but once he saw me performing on the stage, he was very appreciative and wouldn’t miss any of our performance after that.” Nisha feels highly indebted to her family and feels herself fortunate to have such members to support and guide her throughout her journey.
Hard Work. “At the age of 5, inspite of sitting for hours in front of television, I used to go for my practises of taekwondo and dance and work hard,” says Nisha. What motivated her to join Taekwondo says Nisha is “I used to go to the park for playing along with my father and used to see my sister and other students learning Taekwondo which motivated me to join Taekwondo.”
And interestingly says she that “I enjoy everything from Taekwondo to Classical dance, but never let these interests affect my studies because I want to become an engineer to fulfil my father’s dream.”
“I used to watch and follow my sister. We both were taken together to the classes, learnt a lot, appreciated, worked on our weaknesses and were together for each other always.” For her there is no short cut and the only way is the hard work.
Goal Setting. This plays an important role in Nisha’s life. She says that “I am a hard and smart working girl. I am a good time manager that I have managed my academics with the co- curricular quite well. I am a goal oriented and have fixed some goals for me which are to be fulfilled. I am a confident girl and passionate about my work.”
Her sincerity in academics, her passions for dancing, her dedication for her goals and her hard work to keep up a balance among all, are are qualities which make her a favorite of everyone’s heart.
While Nisha is working hard to fulfil the dreams of her parents, she is also passing on the skill of dancing learnt through running a dance academy at this young age. It is not the high number of students which make her classes great, but it the passion and sincerity with which both Nisha and her sister teach are the corner stone of their school’s success.
I am sure that you too strongly believe like me that each one of us has a unique story to share like Nisha. That story may be of our success or of our failure. It may be of our childhood dreams or of youthful college days. It may be of our achievements or our weaknesses. It may be of our swelled up egos or our own self limiting beliefs. For whatever subject it may be, it has always some important lessons to share.
Do you also have a story and a lesson to share?
Share so that others can learn from it. Share so that others find strength from it. Share so that others get motivation and courage to listen to their heart and follow their dream path.
I am with you!