Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Life Lesson from Dravid

I have an interesting experience to share with you from my association with Cricket as a fan. I am not sure how many of you would even be able to relate to this. I used to be madly in love with the game till my college days. After that I have almost removed it completely from my life. But there is one thought that has been remaining from those days and has been helping me in my life personally every now and then, which was taught by none other than our Rahul Dravid. When things are going really really horrible in life, I am reminded of his style of batting. I just tell myself, 'Boy, this is not your over. Let it beat you. You just need to wait. It may be one more over, two more overs, few more overs or even many more overs. But don't lose your wicket. Just stay on. You will have your own time and your own over. Then you hit your boundaries." Unbelievably, this has worked wonders every time. I have waited and hit boundaries, which I wouldn't have if I had lost my wicket (hope) in desperation. Had I done something more productive like reading or writing in the amount of time I wasted watching Cricket, maybe I would have been a better individual now. But this one lesson... has always made it worth.

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