Priyanka Chopra Jonas on Self-Worth, Success and Walking Your Own Path

Fri 19th Mar 2021

‘Our greatest weapon is sense of self, self worth and self confidence.’ It is what gives us the gift of individuality.
Priyanka shares her experiences of growing up and how this impacted her growth as a person as well as her career.
She shares how her parents taught her that ‘if (you) fail at something you don’t fail (you) you just fail at something you tried; try something else’
From a young age, Priyanka was taught to walk her own path and that her opinions were valid and important – something she encourages all parents to foster in their own children.
She was also taught that finding the good in any situation takes away the power of the bad. She advises we accept our emotions and learn to compartmentalise as opposed to suppressing them and running away from them.
She found that making small changes – tiny shifts to her usual pattern or environment – were key to rediscovering her true self. Spontaneity can also help with helping oneself to heal from bad experiences – change up from stagnant. Routines that remind us of our poor experiences can make a huge difference, not overnight but overtime.
Success is about ‘waking up excited for the day ahead and going to bed with contentment in your heart.’
Arguably one of the most famous people on the planet. She’s a household name in India, a country fast approaching a population of 1.5 billion and not only has she climbed to the submits of the Indian film industry, she is now doing the same in Hollywood. She became Miss World, all the way back in 2000 and since then has developed a bit of a reputation for continually breaking through glass ceilings. She has become the first South Asian lead on a major US TV network show and she’s also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Her resume is long and varied – not only is she an actor, she is also a singer, an entrepreneur, a producer, an activist and now, she is also an author.
During the downtime afforded to her because of the global pandemic and travel restrictions, she decided to write her very first book, Unfinished: A Memoir.

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