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People That Inspire Me Everyday - Shreya Sachdev

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all having a nice day. For today’s blog post, I thought I would talk about some of the people who inspire me everyday and encourage me to continue working on this website and writing my screenplays. Originally, I was just going to write a blog post talking about how my own brother inspires me everyday, but then I thought that I should talk about other people who are successful and people that my visitors have actually heard of and probably also look up to. I’ve always believed that inspiration and having role models is so important because when you find a really great success story or find someone who has made it so big, but didn’t always have the easiest childhood, it really motivates you to not let any of your own problems or difficulties that you’ve had in your life stop you from achieving your dreams. I think I’m definitely a lot more fascinated by successful people who weren’t brought up in rich families and created their entire lifestyle on their own merit and talent, because these people were born with no advantages in their life but still came so far. In this blog post, I’ll be talking about both men and women who inspire me to work everyday, and I was able to think of five people to talk about. If any of you are currently looking for inspiration and role models, then I hope that this blog post is able to help you out. If any of you have different role models and people that you look up to, then make sure to let me know who they are as I’m always looking for more people to be inspired by. Without further ado, let’s get started!

  1. Cori (Coco) Gauff: Okay, so the first person that really inspires me is Cori Gauff, also known as Coco Gauff. If you don’t know who Coco Gauff is, then Coco Gauff is a fifteen year old tennis player and she recently beat Venus Williams in the first round of Wimbledon. Even though she didn’t make it to the finals or win Wimbledon itself, it’s still incredible to think that a fifteen year old girl is already the former world number one Junior and that she had the opportunity to play against so many respected and powerful tennis players who have been playing tennis for much longer than she has been. Moreover, I also read that Coco Gauff took a science test the night before she played Venus Williams which is again so inspiring because it goes to show you that she values education just as much as she values her athletic career. Instead of emailing her teacher and letting him or her know that she won’t be able to take the science test since she needs to prepare for Wimbledon, she still took the test which is so praiseworthy. Lastly, I was watching one of her interviews as well as one of her Instagram live chats, and she was talking about how she listens to the same type of music as any other teenage girl and she watches the same kinds of television shows as any teenage girl which really shows you that she’s a completely normal kid who just took her passion to the next level. It’s proof that anyone can achieve their dreams if they put hard work into what they’re interested in. I’m sure that Coco Gauff will be winning Wimbledon soon.

  2. Emma Chamberlain: This one might come as a shock to some people because I don’t think that Emma Chamberlain is the first person that people think of when they’re thinking of role models, but Emma Chamberlain actually inspires me a lot. If you don’t know who she is, then she’s an American Youtuber. I don’t even watch her a lot or think that she’s extremely funny, but her success story is still very inspiring. I remember watching one of her videos where she talked about how she decided to drop out of high school, not because she didn’t care about education but because she finally accepted the fact that the school system wasn’t for her. This way, she was able to work on her Youtube more whilst still doing online school. I admire how she was able to ignore society’s views on school and was able to follow her own path of success. I also read about her background and how there were times in her childhood when her family couldn’t even afford to take her to the movies because they were so poor. And now, Emma Chamberlain has created a net worth of 2.5 million US dollars all by herself. On top of that, she’s not even eighteen yet and has so much more to look forward to in her career. I wish her all the best.

  3. Oprah Winfrey: I’m sure you were all expecting this one, especially coming from a teenage girl, and that’s Oprah Winfrey. I’ve read about Oprah Winfrey’s success story so many times and it amazes me each time I read it. From what I’ve read, Oprah Winfrey didn’t grow up in a rich, or even a middle class family. She was also constantly moving from one place to the next. She started off with living on a farm where she became friends with different farm animals, but then moved to live in a dangerous neighborhood with her mother. Then, she moved to Tennessee to live with her father and it was during this time that she knew she wanted to be “paid to talk.” During this time, she was also sexually abused and mistreated by many men that she had trusted in the past. The fact that she had such a difficult childhood, but preserved and continued to try and achieve her dreams is amazing. She now has one of the most famous talk shows in the world and is also one of the most influential women in our world today. If any of you are wondering, Oprah Winfrey’s current net worth is 2.6 billion USD and is an inspiration all women worldwide.

  4. Steven Spielberg: As an aspiring screenwriter, it’s no surprise that I decided to mention Steven Spielberg on my list. Steven Spielberg’s directed many of my favorite movies which include Jaws and Jurassic Park. The reason as to why Steven Spielberg inspires me is because he was actually rejected from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts three times before making it as a filmmaker. As most of you know, University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts is one of the best film schools in the world and for a really long time it was my dream to go to this school because I thought that everything about it was perfect: It was a private school, located in Los Angeles, and had an amazing film school. So many filmmakers and screenwriters had graduated from University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and I really wanted to be one of them. When I found out that I was rejected from this school, I was pretty heartbroken, but reading about the fact that Steven Spielberg had been rejected from this school too but was still able to make it big really inspired me and reminded me that just because I haven’t gotten into USC doesn’t mean it’s over for me. My career as a screenwriter hasn’t even begun yet. If any of you are wondering, the Duffer Brothers (creators of Stranger Things) were also rejected from USC, UCLA, and NYU film schools and I think that really goes to show you that you can still make it big if you believe in yourself and you’re passionate about what you’re doing.

  5. My Brother: I decided to mention my brother on this list anyway, because even though he isn’t well known to everyone else, he obviously is well known to me and definitely inspires me a lot. The reason as to why my brother inspires me is because right after finishing high school, he started his own business. My brother’s business was called “IB Survivors” and it basically consisted of him creating a website that had many different files and resources with hacks and advice on how to get the highest grades in the IB. He soon sold this business off for a few thousand dollars to another IB organization and I remember how amazed I was that he was making money despite not even being in college yet. Since then, my brother has started lots of different businesses and his most recent one is “Scorpia Prints” in which he creates posters on different topics. For example, he created a poster that showed the evolution of football shoes and another poster in which he showed different chess openings. His business got featured on the Facebook page “SportsBible” which has millions of followers. Overall, his ambition and him motivating me has been one of the reasons that I chose to start my own website and try out different projects of my own.

Shreya Sachdev