In today’s world, Keeping up with the pace of life takes a lot of tax on the body, mentally and physically. Today in a candid interview, We speak with the Sales Director of VistaJet, Faisal Shaksheer.
In the Information Age, where the world’s most treasured knowledge is available at the click of our fingers, there is a hidden cost to it. All good things have it’s own repercussions. In today’s world, validation and rejection happens in seconds. Any piece of work or information is subject to critical feedback in seconds after it leaves the human mind and takes up its place into the digital world.
This has made the world a very weak and fragile place to survive. In such a world, Being strong ‘mentally’ is a challenge, while one is under observation 24×7. Faisal Shaksheer takes us through his life and teaches us a lesson as to how can one deal with social pressure. As a kid, he was subject to lot of bullying. Dealing with bullying as a child is the worst form of oppression to go through. It’s almost like a tyrant ruling your world. Faisal Shaksheer, A well known figure in the aviation industry spills some beans on this life’s secret.
Faisal said,” I have stopped paying attention to what people have to say, I do what my heart asks me to”. This theory might sound easy to hear but difficult to implement. How does one ignore every element of the society and just live by their terms, Faisal added, “you might wonder that I am quoting a superhero but I am simply telling you all, what I did to survive the miseries of my life”.
Faisal Shaksheer was termed as the National Kickboxing Champion in Jordan, A boy from being bullied to being a national kickboxing Champion requires a lot of transformation. How did Faisal Achieve it, Let’s find out.
Faisal found his motivation in being powerful. He figured out that his life can only take a turn if he changed himself totally. It wasn’t just the physical change that he aimed towards achieving but the mental strength that acted as divine force in his case. Faisal believes that no matter how strong a person can become physically, till the time they cannot overcome their mental insecurities and inhibitions, One can’t truly win. Faisal spent days and hours in focusing and attaining that mental strength that gave him not just power but unparalleled happiness. According to Faisal, He is physically intimidating now but he doesn’t ever want to use his strength on someone.
Faisal Believes that real strength lies in never using strength on someone but just knowing that you possess it. Today, Faisal Shaksheer is made like a Greek God- Tall and muscular but the most prominent feature of his appearance is his smile that oozes confidences and not a bit of insecurity anymore. According to him, he hasn’t achieved awards and trophies in life, what he has actually achieved is the confidence to walk with confidence knowing no one can mess with him anymore.
These days, Faisal Leads a successful corporate life but behind that strong Demeanor lies the spirit that helped him overcome the anxiety of a little child. Faisal is now a strong promotor of mental fitness along with physical fitness. Remember, as a kid, we were always told, Put your mind to something and it will manifest into reality. Mental strength has its place in the real world after all. He concluded by saying, “In today’s world, where Every man and woman is judging someone, one can find their identity only if they surround their mental space with one and only one thing, their ambition to be what they want and their strength to execute that”.
Opinions expressed by NY Weekly contributors are their own.