Archana Giri our Fellow writes about her aspiration to become her own role model, as she takes control of her own journey and creates the life she desires for herself. Her determination and self-motivation inspire us all to strive for personal growth and development. At Samaanta Foundation, we encourage our Fellows to express themselves through various forms of communication, be it written or oral. We look forward to seeing her accomplish great things in the future.

Archana Giri is a Fifth Cohort Fellow of the Samaanta Foundation. Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Thames International College

Archana Giri 

5th Cohort

A role model is someone who inspires and motivates you to become a better person. However, I find self-motivation to be more effective. It may seem odd, but I truly believe that I can inspire myself to be a good person and to do good things in life. Until recently, I used to look up to other people as my role models, but then I realized that I can be my best role model. By being my own role model, I can set my own goals and standards and hold myself accountable for my actions while striving to be the best version of myself every day

Being my own role model means that I have control over my life and my journey. I set my own expectations and aspirations and work towards achieving them. It also encourages me to take responsibility for my actions and to make positive changes when necessary. Being my own role model helps me maintain a positive outlook on life. When I face challenges or setbacks, I remind myself that I am capable of overcoming them and that I have the power to make my own choices and decisions. This positive mindset helps me stay focused and motivated, even when things get tough.

I believe only I can be the best writer of my own story because no one knows my lived experiences better than I do.  Writing my own story guarantees that I am not relying on anyone else to lead the way or make decisions for me. It took me lots of courage to be in this phase and take charge of my own life. Previously, I would look up to others and rely on them to make me happy and motivated. However, I soon realized that happiness and motivation come from within oneself so the only person that can motivate me is myself. Sometimes I still fail after trying  many times. But being my own role model helps me see that failing is okay because it gives me a perspective that I have within me to motivate myself to stand up and try again. After failing I encourage myself to do better next time so that there will be a lesser chance of failure.  Utilizing others’ feedback and your own feedback have the power to make you try again.

I can navigate my own ship in life. I believe that if I create my own path, I can inspire myself to make the best of my situation. I know myself, and the things I’ve been through and I survived all of them. So, I believe that if I try I can defeat anything that comes my way. 

Whenever I look at myself in the mirror, the first appearance that I see is of me and my role model. Following others is more accessible than motivating yourself all the time. It definitely requires more courage. A strong positive attitude is necessary to be one’s own role model.


Everyone is unique in their own way, including their approach to life. I never considered being my own role model until recently. It depends on how much I can learn from my own life and how much I can step out of my comfort zone if I am willing to do so persistently I have faith in myself and believe that I can be the best version of myself so that others might feel comfortable to look up to me.

Whenever I fail, I contemplate all the lessons learned so that I am less likely to repeat the same mistake. I value standing up again and again in life, no matter what. We all know the importance of life and the reason for our existence. Being my own role model allows me to reflect on my strengths and weaknesses and identify areas for improvement.

We all strive to be our best selves every second of our lives. No one knows us better than ourselves. We should contemplate whether everything in life is planned. As humans, we all seek appreciation and crave new experiences every day. With all the experiences I have in life, my aim is to become the best version of myself every day.

Everything I have gone through has made me stronger. More challenges and failures await me, and they teach me what life is truly about. Life has always led me to struggle, and I was once unsure if that was acceptable. However, I have now realized that I have the power to shape my future and create the life I desire.

I am proud of what I am doing these days. Every challenge reminds me that I am strong enough to overcome any obstacle. I know my purpose in life. I believe that being my own role model is one of the best ways to achieve personal growth and self-improvement. It empowers me to set goals, reflects on my strengths and weaknesses, and maintain a positive outlook on life. By being my own role model, I am in control of my own journey and can create the life I desire for myself.