VAIBHAV GUPTA


A Traveler, Experimenter, Innovator, SocialMediaExpert, GrowthHacker and an Entrepreneur.

Columnist for Huffington Post, Patch & more.

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve and that is the fear of failure. I am a person who lives by it, each day of my life. Ambition is the best thing to live by if you have the right temperament for it. It has given me a distinct way of thinking that helps me achieve my dreams. They say the place you belong to doesn’t matter but on the counterpart being brought up in Dehradun has a lot to do with my education and career being bent towards creativity. I have always believed in thinking “different” and “beyond the line”.

With this mantra I started my journey in the web world. Learning to make your place in the network has taught me a great deal. Working with different people and getting to know the crowd around me has widened my thought process.

Being able to connect with people and getting them together for work was the best part and my most important achievement. No matter how disheartening but my failures have further strengthened me and have made me a more patient man and a keen learner. I have embraced every moment of my life because I believe that the secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world but never to forget the purpose of your life.

There is a light at the end of every tunnel - My Story

It’s a sparkling day in Mid June, the sun out in full force, the sky a limpid blue. I am lying on my back on the grass, listening to the intermittent chirping of nearby birds; my eyes are closed, the better to savor the warmth on my face. As I soak up the rays I think about summers past, the squawking of seagulls on the beach and walking along the water with my Love Saaya my labrador, picking out enticing seashells, arguing over their various merits. My mind floats away into a space where chronology doesn’t count: I am back on the beach of my adolescence, lost in a book, or talking to my old college chum Vipin as we brave the bay water in front of parents’ house in Dehradun where he comes to visit every summer.

Depression- the thick black paste of it, the muck of bleakness — was nothing new to me. I had done battle with it in some way or other since childhood. It is an affliction that often starts young and goes unheeded — younger than would seem possible, as if in exiting the womb I was enveloped in a gray and itchy wool blanket instead of a soft, pastel-colored bunting. Born in the rough beds of a lower middle class family I Vaibhav was a person who never thought of leading such life. Thinking about the great job of my father and then his illness day by day made me more worried about the future of my family. I do know that by the age of 5 or 6, in my corduroy overalls, racing around in poor mohallas, I had begun to be apprehensive about what lay in wait for me. I felt that events had not conspired in my favor, for many reasons, including the fact that in my family there were too many children and too little attention to go around. What attention there was came mostly from an abusive nanny who scared me into total compliance which was very unkind.

By age 8 I was wholly unwilling to attend school, out of some combination of fear and separation anxiety. It seems to me now, many years later, that I was expressing early on a chronic depressive’s wish to stay home, on the inside, instead of taking on the outside, looming hostile world in the form of classmates and teachers. But then after knowing my dad’s illness he left his job and all of us were elft with merely a roof with no water and food. Watching the hungry and helpless eyes of my siblings and the deadly situation at home I stood up to work.

I started my career’s life from Computer engineering from Dwarahat when I was so unaware that this is going to the turning point of my life when I met my friend Vipin. Some say there are testing, blessings and a resting. The testing shape us into greater souls, the blessings offer opportunities to excel beyond our expectations filling our lives with tales that are beyond our imaginations. As for the resting, well that’s an eternal thing; if one’s goal is to rest it’s a lifeless goal here on earth. As long as we are breathing there is something we should be achieving, even if it’s nothing more than sharing our love, experiences and blessings with one another.

The glory of a new day is awaiting the ones who are willing to reach for the light, passing through the darkness of the tunnel of doubt and fear into a new beginning where we can move beyond our present circumstances standing in the nurturing light of life. Vipin came out to be the shining star of the dull sky of my life,and taught me how to excel and face the challenges that this life strikes against us. Slowly and gradually doing my IT and working on such subjects I was able to stand on my own feet just because of the sole teacher and the guide. My mother sew clothes for the street women and earns a little to manage the medicines of my dad while my sister just got married. It was now time for us to return through the tunnel and turn that Road to Nowhere into our own Road to Somewhere, putting all the days of broken promises behind us. Hoping in Faith for a greater tomorrow. We need to put confidence back into our faith and move towards the light, for in light there is life and an opportunity for a new beginning. If we remain in the darkness of doubt, apprehension and disappointment we will always remain on a road to nowhere, a road paved in broken dreams and false promises. Until one day while working so hard and a little smile that was on my face faded away when I came to know my sister got divorced and everything came back to what I started and where I started from.

Currently im working as Web Consolidates LLP as I finished my university which gave me the light of hope through dark jungles of the life I had. With this I’m also writing some contents at Patch and SheKnows Media. Everything felt fragile and freshly come upon, but for now, at least, my depression had stepped back, giving me room to move forward. I had forgotten what it was like to be without it, and for a moment I floundered, wondering how I would recognize myself. I knew for certain it would return, sneaking up on me when I wasn’t looking, but meanwhile there were bound to be glimpses of light if only I stayed around and held fast to the long perspective. It was a chance that seemed worth taking.

In order to find something new, one has to leave the old and go in quest of a new thing. It involves a journey, abandoning the old and searching for the new.’ Leadership arises in response to a need. It essentially derives from the uncertainties and dangers built into the human condition Conditions that develop leadership vary from situation to situation and from one historical time to another. Leadership is my core skill and it ahs led me to the life im living now by managing each expense of my family fulfilling my father’s dreams and happiness of my mother.

What I am today is just because of my guides and myself. Believe in yourself so that you cans ee where you stand in this society. Whether you believe you are created out of divine inspiration or believe you came out of a pumpkin patch you are a creative individual, a free thinker with a sole objective to achieve whatever purpose you have set for your life. The way to reach that goal is through dedication and confidence.

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve and that is the fear of failure. I am a person who lives by it, each day of my life. Ambition is the best thing to live by if you have the right temperament for it. It has given me a distinct way of thinking that helps me achieve my dreams. They say the place you belong to doesn’t matter but on the counterpart being brought up in Dehradun has a lot to do with my education and career being bent towards creativity. I have always believed in thinking “different” and “beyond the line”. With this mantra I started my journey in the web world. I started working on my own websites in the initial years of my college. Learning to make your place in the network has taught me a great deal. Working with different people and getting to know the crowd around me has widened my thought process. Being able to connect with people and getting them together for work was the best part and my most important achievement. No matter how disheartening but my failures have further strengthened me and have made me a more patient man and a keen learner. I have embraced every moment of my life because I believe that the secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world but never to forget the purpose of your life.”

“When an eighty-five pound kid licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.”

Vaibhav Gupta
Vaibhav Gupta