Friday, February 26, 2010

Copied but Awesome :)

When Sachin Tendulkar traveled to Pakistan to face one of the finest bowling attacks ever assembled in cricket, Michael Schumacher was yet to race a F1 car, Lance Armstrong had never been to the Tour de France, Diego Maradona was still the captain of a world champion Argentina team, Pete Sampras had never won a Grand Slam.

When Tendulkar embarked on a glorious career taming Imran and company, Roger Federer was a name unheard of; Lionel Messi was in his nappies, Usain Bolt was an unknown kid in the Jamaican backwaters. The Berlin Wall was still intact, USSR was one big, big country, Dr Manmohan Singh was yet to "open" the Nehruvian economy.

It seems while Time was having his toll on every individual on the face of this planet, he excused one man. Time stands frozen in front of Sachin Tendulkar.

We have had champions, we have had legends, but we have never had a Sachin Tendulkar and we never will.

Friday, January 22, 2010

My 24th Birthday !!! -- I'm still discovering myself

Yesterday was my 24th birthday and though I am official 24 now but i still believe "i am growing up without growing old" ..which is other way of saying, i am still carrying the innocence, humbleness and a fresh attitude to learn like a 12 year old kid :) ... sorry for being narcissistic, but i can't help it.

Anyway, I won't talk about how I spent my birthday but about the things I discovered about myself in past few months and about the world around :)

Do we see what we think or do we think what we see ?....I personally believe that we see what we think since everything starts from our mind and that's one of the reason why I was so frustrated with my life coz i thought what i shouldn't have and hence did everything which I could have avoided or which could have been done in a much better way. The moral is... always have a control on what you think and the way to do is to have like minded people around you, if not people than stay connected to the things which keeps your thinking right & simple

Even if you are an Osama-bin-laden, its important that you are surrounded by terrorists and not by saints.

Since I write blog to share good thoughts, i won't share the frustrating part of my life but the things I learnt all this while, Don't take these as words of advice but as a learning experience of someone else. I am too young to advice anyone :)

--Never have a self doubt, thats the worst thing that can happen to anyone. There is atleast one thing about each one of us that made us achieve what we are, just stick to that. It can be anything..luck..cheating...never say die attitude..hardwork..intelligence or even copying someone else

--Never compete with someone in his/her strength, use your strengths to excel in life coz you can't beat someone's good luck with your bad luck, you can't manipulate system better than someone who has done it from past 20 years. If hardwork has worked for me, i would be stupid to try my luck without working harder

--The world around us is not as ugly as it looks like, we just need to look at the brighter side of it and learn from it. It is a saying that a drunk guy is always honest, so either you can learn to be a drunkard or you can learn to be an honest person. It is not at all necessary to be drunk in order to be honest. Choice is yours !!!

--There are no substitutes for parents & no fhortcuts for success. No one except your parents cares about your happiness, everyone else has a selfish reason attached, for you being happy. About success, Sachin Tendulkar still has to go out in the sun to score runs even though he is successful at it, how can we call ourselves successful by scoring more runs than him on a play station against highest difficulty level ?? Either we don't know the definition of success or we are too lazy to put efforts !!

--It not necessary to fail in order to succeed coz out of the 1000 individuals who fail, only one become Bill Gates or Steve Jobs or J.K Rowling. Avoid getting failed, there are better ways to learn as well. Prevention is better than cure...remember ???

--There are always three choices for everything and not two !!! We subconsciously ignore the third one.....should i read this...should i not read this.... & the third one..should i know why it is written !! First two are too easy to decide...third one takes a bit of thinking !!

--Try to make progress in life always but never forget what you have achieved and what you have !! One makes your future better and one makes your present beautiful ...both are equally important

-- Lastly, sharing and saying ideal things are much easier than doing ...but then "doing" is the only way to make it real ....thinking / hoping / wishing wont result in anything !!!

For all those who think I am intelligent, i am not...its the attitude to study for 16 hours a day got me into IIT...its the attitude to stay 24 x 7 online that made me meet and have good friends....its the attitude to learn from everything that came across made me what i am......i hope i will continue with the same attitude :)

Giving up is the last option on my list, so i will try till i be a good be a good friend and a successful human being !!!

P.S : Last couple of lines are just meant for me... :) ....and even if you can relate it to yourself... don't think that you want to be me...but think how can you be yourself !!!

P.P.S : Commenting on my blog is not at all compulsory from now on as if it was.. :P ...its an option...coz i anyway right about myself and for myself :)

Thanks to all those who are reading this & wished me on my birthday... :)