Diana knows she's not indispensable. But she won't stop following her dreams Image: Fotocorp
Workplace insecurities are not new. There are times when you start questioning your capabilities owing to all the competition. So much so, you start freaking out about the possibilities of being thrown out. Such insecurities not only act against you but also reduce your ability to give your best. Self-loathing is what you end up with. But you aren't alone. Cocktail actor Diana Penty has been through a similar phase, and she doesn't shy away from admitting it.
Talking about her fear of being dispensable, she told Mid-Day, "There is a lot of talent out there, and I know that I'm dispensable."
Bollywood hasn't been a cakewalk for Diana. After Cocktail (2012), she waited over four years for her next film, Happy Bhag Jayegi (2016). Her journey has been rutty, and at times, self-doubt took ever.
"I'd be lying if I say it was a cakewalk to get work. It's been a struggle. There were a few months at a stretch when I didn't have work. Such situations are stressful, they often result in self-doubt," she said.
However, Diana didn't give up on her dreams. She fought her insecurities and worked harder. The actor will be soon seen in John Abraham's Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran.
"I want to do movies that challenge me as an actor and keep me excited. It's difficult to say no to people, but those who understand will come back to me if they think I am good enough," added the Lucknow Central actor.
Now, that's how you deal with your insecurities. Don't lose your mind or your confidence over it. To be insecure is human, but don't let it get the better of you. Fight your way out, like Diana did.