Actress Gul Panag is an inspiration for every liberal woman in this world. She is known for making bold choices, not only in professional but in personal life as well.
From becoming a commercial pilot to becoming a mother at 39, Gul Panag has always shown us how a strong independent woman lives life on her own terms. Even when tough times surrounded her, she made sure that they couldn’t break her spirit.
Recently, Gul Panag shared a very valuable message on how she mastered the art of shining through the tough times. And we felt it was quite inspiring for every strong and independent woman, who is fighting against the society to live life on her own terms.
“Over the years, I had many folks tell me that I should be a conformist. That I should take the path of least resistance. That I shouldn’t try too many things. Basically, that I should play safe.
And it’s not that I didn’t think about it. It seemed less exciting. And lacked adventure. So I went about chasing my dreams. Converted them into goals. And made a plan to achieve them.
Whether it was my choice of film roles, my decision to continue studies – I got my Masters at 35, to set up businesses or get my flying license- everything had a plan.
And all the decisions I took, the paths I chose, helped me build a unique and distinct character.
I celebrate myself for mastering the art of shining through tough times, for converting those times into opportunities and crafting my own destiny. When I missed the boat, I learnt to build a raft, and in time my own boat.”
Gul shared this inspiring message as a part of a campaign aimed at encouraging young women to find their way and master the art of shining through the odds – no matter what.
At IFORHER, we believe that women should celebrate themselves, embrace their individuality, and wear their stories on their sleeves. If you have an inspiring story, please share it with us so that we can celebrate it together!