I believe in living a life of purpose. For me, finding out my true purpose in life was a mission and having found it and to be living it has made me a better and happier human being from my earlier self.
Today my life is not in line with the conventionally accepted pattern of living. But I am happy the way it is shaping up. I am also open for newer avenues opening along the current path.
I started the company VackerGlobal in 2012 and its organic growth has also helped me to evolve into a better human being.
I define my life until now into two phases; the purposeful present life and the obscure/blurred earlier life.
My First Life – Dileep 1.0
My previous life lasted from my date of birth until the age of 38-40. I had an extremely difficult childhood and immediate focus was always on survival and sustenance. Just to give a glimpse of my life, I was one of the only 3 out of 300 students to pass out from a high school located deep in a village in India. Passing high school was never a prerogative for the way of life there. Finally, my passing out as an Electrical Engineer was put at par with man landing on the moon.
Life was by no means easy at any stage and below average with lots of hardships throughout childhood and adulthood. I’ve had days without a single meal many times across those years.
I was living an attitude of negativity, which seemed the normal way to react as conditioned by the circumstances around me.
It was only later that I realized that the negative attitude was the main reason for the slow progress in my life. Somehow, the struggles also made me realize the resilience that I had. My career with multinationals gave me enough exposure to real world challenges.
My Second Life – Dileep 2.0
It is not a reincarnation that I am talking about here, but a real world evolution of my personality through conscious self-discovery. This life started with a decision that the way I lived my life is not the way I wanted to live my life. I realized that I deserve a better and more successful life. This initiated a transformation into a positive human being.
I took a jump out of my comfort zone of a well paying corporate job and pursued my passion for engineering by becoming an entrepreneur.
It was a leap of faith into business because no body from my family ever had even an experience of running a grocery store let alone a business. I failed repeatedly but learnt critical lessons on the way. Lost all my life savings but gained all the experience in return. At 42, I was mentally clear for starting VackerGlobal alone against the resistance of everyone around me.
I’m enjoying the process of developing the company into many segments in many countries. This is not only evolving my company but the process is also opening up areas where I need to educate myself and hence I am devoting time to higher education as well.
Life’s struggles cease the minute we align ourselves to our core purpose. Serving others and being of value makes it easier to find your purpose.
Life is not meant to be a struggle. Be valuable and serve others.