'Fame', it's a word that makes us feel like we're on top of the world. Along with fame comes success, power, and everything good. But, getting there is not as easy as it seems. There's no denying the fact that Instagram has now become an arena, where we can keep a track of what people are up to. Everyone likes to share their success stories and we love reading or listening to them. Some people even share every hardship they had to come across while paving their way to success. A lot of successful creators we see on Instagram didn't reach the position they're at right now over a night. It took them a lot of time and hard work to be what they are today. So, on the occasion of 'Global Influencer Day', we're celebrating all those creators who made it big on social media with their diligence and perseverance. Here's a compilation of some creators who openly shared with their followers what their lives were like before becoming successful influencers.

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1. Prajakta Koli

In the caption of this post, Prajakta has clearly and concisely explained what her life was like before five years. She was an ordinary girl who wondered if she has made the right decision when she uploaded her first video on the internet. Now, of course, we're all stunned thinking how can a girl so brave and smart like her doubt herself. But, what we don't realize is that her five years of determination is what helped her carve out the @mostlysane we see today in the digital world.

2. Komal Pandey

We're absolutely in awe after watching this video. From clicking OOTD pictures to starting her blog to making videos, she has come a long way. Her social media follow count proves that she was consistent throughout. She is the one who pioneered the concept of 'Capsule Wardrobe' on Instagram in our country. Throughout her journey, she endeared sustainable clothing and, that's truly something that deserves a standing ovation.

3. Nagma Mirajkar

Here Nagma openly spoke about how her life changed over a decade. She compares her old self with her brand new self in the caption of this post. From being a normal girl who used to dream about buying anything she wanted and, visiting different countries to fulfilling all those dreams IRL, she has defo made us understand that dreams can actually come true if we have the will to make them happen.

4. Dolly Singh

It was when she hit 1 million followers on Instagram that she shared this post. Here she's completely revealing her anxious side without any hesitation. In an era where talking about mental health is gaining momentum like never before, Dolly has also stood up for herself proudly. She also made a mention of how overwhelmed she felt when people showered love and good wishes on her all of a sudden. Other than this, she has also shared some other posts on Instagram showing us what her life was like before being a content creator.

5. Kritika Khurana

The caption of this picture gives us all the encouragement we need to do what we love. Even though she had doubts and confusions at first, she kept it all aside and decided to pursue content creation. She learnt all the technicalities of content creation along the way. Now we've understood one thing that it's never too late to start anything, what matters is how we make up our minds. It took her seven long years to be what she is today and it shows how patient and determined she was while doing it all.

6. Aashna Shroff

'Hard work really pays off', Aashna's life is defo an example of this saying. She has been through all the difficulties of life. Choosing work over education, dropping out of college, struggling to make ends meet and that too at a very young age. And now, as we all know, she is leading a victorious life. This victory didn't come to her overnight, she achieved it over time with her passion for creating content.

7. Malvika Sitlani

'Our surroundings don't determine who we are. We are the ones who design ourselves.' Here Malvika is telling us how she started content creation without any intention of making money out of it or getting free goodies. Even though at some point, her world seemed to fall apart, she crossed all the hurdles by believing in herself and her dreams. Today she is a well-known influencer and has even started her own brand, MASIC.

8. Debasree Banerjee

The small yet sweet caption of this post literally made us go 'WOW'. Here, she is sharing her happiness of owning a place of her own in Mumbai. She also mentions how grateful she is for becoming a famous influencer and an entrepreneur from being a small girl who grew up in a tea garden in Assam.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much inspiration did you get from all these stories? It's definitely a 10 for us! Now, you too plan to chase your dreams by keeping aside everything that's discouraging you. On another note, we hope y'all are staying safe and are getting your vaccination slots booked.