YouTube star and late-night talk show host Lilly Singh is globally known and liked. But, as they say, ‘success doesn't come easy’ and this quote speaks volumes about Lilly’s journey so far. The global icon has struggled her way to the top and this was definitely not an easy task.
The 33-year-old took to Instagram to share a touching post about her journey through all the obstacles and difficulties she has faced in life and what she thinks is the best way to keep marching ahead.
Lilly Singh - in a long caption on her latest Instagram post - started by reminding her followers to keep going and scaling new heights. “…the things that knock us down will keep changing, but what can remain the same is our ability to keep getting up,” she wrote in a long caption, which ran alongside a video, that featured the Canadian YouTuber dancing around as the camera followed her. She listed all the setbacks she has faced in her journey to success. ALSO READ | Grammy Awards 2021: YouTube Star Lilly Singh Wears ‘I Stand With Farmers’ Mask At The Red Carpet; Amanda Cerny Approves
In her post, she also mentioned about struggling with mental health and was told to “go back to India”, before writing that she was also told her sexuality is a “sin”. Singh came out as bisexual in early 2019 via a social media post.
Furthermore, Lilly shared that she is also constantly criticized for her mistakes and accomplishments. “We live in a time when people mistake criticism for creation. They are not the same. One is easy and one is hard,” her caption read.
Singh added, “Since I started my career in 2010 as an unknown girl living in her parents house, to now in 2022 living a life beyond my wildest dreams, one thing has never changed: people not believing in me, people making fun of me, people dragging my name, people dissecting every part of me to label it, or straight-up being just being sexist, racist or homophobic.”
She went on to write that if one tries to do something different or chooses to follow their dreams, “people will do the same to [them]”. “I have never met a successful person that didn’t have a gang of people trying to knock them down.” ALSO READ | Excited Lilly Singh Announces The Indian Premiere OF Her Show A Little Late With Lilly, Karan Johar Leaves An Encouraging Message
“Have I cried over it? Been upset over it? Gone to mad therapy because of it? Hell yeah. That hurts my feelings, man. But here’s the thing, I have never ever let that noise stop me on my journey. That’s the difference,” the former talk show host wrote.
“When other people spent their energy hating, I spent my energy building. And you can do the same. Criticism lasts a few seconds… an empire doesn’t,” she wrote.
The YouTube star was seen dressed in a crisp blue attire which she wore to the premiere of the Netflix show, ‘Never Have I Ever’.
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