Adversity cause some men to BREAK ; others to break RECORD
How often we talk about successfull people and praise them for their achievements.
Many of us try to justify their success by saying they were talented , lucky or right person at the right time.
But I differ on this point. In my opinion it is because of only one reason i.e. ATTITUDE
Any success story, be it Lincoln,Bill Gates, Dhirubhai Ambani,Lakshmi Mittal , Sachin Tendulkar,Michael Jordan etc. is also a story of failure.
It’s just not that they succeeded in whatever and whenever they did.
They may be possessing talent ,but talent can provide you successs once or twice but not each time.It’s the attitude of a guy which takes him places.They have the never say die attitude, the ability to bounce back again when they are crushed by a defeat and hit bottom, when the world seems to be an end for them , they hold on & persevere with HOPE and BELIEF in themselves.They know how to handle themselves when faced with failure.
What normally happens with a person who is extremely talented ? -> He keeps on tasting success but when he is faced even by one failue (the reason may not be his mistake at all) he is prone to break and give up.This is where the real test of a person’s character comes into play and this is also end line for talent & starting line of ATTITUDE.
Adversities also provide us the opportunities to test our inner abilities and bring out other hidden talents which we may be unaware of.
Have you noticed how efficiently we work if we are given a task to do in a deadline, or how easily we understood and memorized stuffs a day before semester exam which we couldn’t do the entire semester 😛
After overcoming trouble what is the feeling ?? -isn’t it AWE… and tears of happiness !!! we pat ourselves “Oh my god !!I have done it finally ..yeapppieee!!!! ” and this feeling , THIS very confidence boosts our spirits enough to take us to newer heights.We are a changed person altogether.We keep throwing ourselves to new and bigger challenges and though we face failure once a while ,the grit to excel keeps us moving and this grit is what makes us successful in all the ventures.
A perfect example is Sachin Tendulkar whom I call GOD 😛
People may say he is talented but I would say it’s not only talent its also his discipline and attitude.See him playing in the field and you can
find out the child like enthusiasm still in him for the game even after playing 20 years of international cricket.He still practices each day,is humble and carries the hope of 110 crore Indians.He too faced career threatening injuries like tennis elbow,back pain,shoulder injury but he came stronger each time.
Not to forget the match in world cup against kenya where he scored 140 just after his father’s death; that shows the mental character and commitment of this great soul.
People had even written him off after some lean patch in his career.But he came back strongly and made all his critics praise him.You still call it TALENT ?? well I don’t.
Haven’t you noticed that a person who has failed and bounced back is mentally stronger than a person who hasn’t faced such hurdles in life ?
So what kind of person do you want to be ??
Remember if you have never failed you have never LIVED