Dr. Naavnidhi Wadhwa
APJ Abdul Kalam once said, “Failure will never overtake me if my definition to succeed is strong enough.” A beautiful quote by our former president, it talks about the ability of a person’s mind to overcome obstacles in the toughest of times.
Mind is a very powerful thing, and I believe that it is our own mind which can make or break our life.
I am Dr. Naavnidhi K. Wadhwa, Founder & Coach of Rapid Evolution where we aim to help people be their own strength.
As a child, it took me a while to understand that the love you get from the society or even your family is shallow and, in my case, based on the colour of skin. Regardless of being a good hearted child, I was judged on other things. The constant voice of judgment that began from others slowly became a nagging voice inside my own head. To add salt to my wounds, being from a Hindi medium school also put me on a spot. It is ironic because we are in India. However, not knowing English meant that I was not up to the standards of those around me.
Yet another curveball that was thrown at me was regarding my physical appearance. I dealt with the problem of weight gain. After the birth of my second daughter, I was prescribed certain medicines that shot up my weight from 47kgs to 89kgs. Adding to that, my muscles were also affected and the doctors told me that it was impossible to reverse the actions of these medicines. All this led to asthma and depression due to the looks and health problems. However, I did not accept the circumstances and took the matters into my own hands; I enrolled and plunged into spirituality & healing modalities, and gained expertise in NLP that which introduced me to good health and a strong mind.
Overcoming these challenges was the only option for me. To help me in my journey, I always remember the story of a young blind boy in my native place. He was mentored by yet another blind gentleman who trained other visually disabled children. So, the mentor visited that boy’s place, the boy asked him if he would like to share one of the three dosas his mother has made.
Now being a blind person, it was impossible for him to know the count but he surprised everyone. When asked how he knew there were 3, he said, “I may be blind but I can hear the dosas being slapped against the utensil and I heard that 3 times. So by I that I was able to tell that there are 3 dosas”. So, life is not about complaining about what we don’t have but it is about empowering ourselves with what we have and making the best out of our situations. I instill similar learning in my everyday life and do not let challenges bring me down.
Like me, my daughters too embrace new opportunities, and this time, they chose this opportunity for me – the opportunity to become Mrs. Asia Woman of Universe, 2018. The way they empower me is a big inspiration for me to do some good work. I am proud to say that it was my mind that helped me bag the Mrs. Asia, 2018 crown. They empower me and inspire me to reach higher goals and also give back to the society.
My experience in life so far, has taught me the importance of controlling my mind and reacting to only those things that truly matter. Like for example, following my passion for fashion, and eventually, achieve my dream of doing something larger than life.
This is what led to the foundation of Rapid Evolution. The basis for this is the 4 pillars in life: Health, Personal Development, Relationships, and Finances and also importantly is the Service to Society. This is what led me to establish PANKH for special needs children and women empowerment.
Through the program Rapid Evolution, I wish to share the different aspects of life hack coaching and hope to bring to light the various dimensions of life and be a companion in this lovely journey we call Life. To be able to guide one towards the path of success, help them overcome their fears and empower them to live an uncompromised life is what gives me fulfillment.
I would like to close on the words by Swami Vivekananda,“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.”
Dr. Naavnidhi K. Wadhwa – Founder and Coach, Rapid Evolution
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