Friday, February 25, 2011

A Champion Performer


In that awe inspiring speech from Harsha he made a very profound point about how champions behave.
If you are a champion your performance is not at all proportional to the troubles/obstacles you face in your way.
A champion batsman will never say that I play well only on the Ahmedabad wicket but I’ll go 9 down against Australia at Gabba.
A champion bowler can never say that he is only good at the Indian pitches…because if a player says  so ..its not the player that’s good.
 It’s the conditions that were favorable.
I tried testing myself on this tenet of Harsha…and I found that I usually cycle my way to office almost twice a week…and this makes me feel like a champion. Riding 60 kms on a single day…and that too in the traffic of NH-58(Ghaziabad-Badrinath Highway) gives you a lot of confidence .
But there are times when I have pressure on me…work load is too much..and these are the days I give cycling a skip.
The excuse that I provide myself is that you need to have a peaceful mind to ride in that traffic….and as the work load is too much you might be thinking too much about the work and hence putting yourself in a trouble in that traffic.
But that’s not how champions do it. They play Bangladesh and Australia with the same tenacity.  They keep a peaceful mind in the toughest of situations….in either case I am not going to lessen the workload while I am reaching office..so the excuse stands null and void.
Thanks Harsha for the beautiful lesson…Work load or no work load…I’ll perform.
PS: Cycling can be replaced with any activity that you feel like extrapolating this tenet to.

3 comments:

prashant.nith@gmail.com said...

Thanks Guarav sir for that lesson :)

Shoaib said...

Inspirational !!! :) :) :)

RAJEEV VERMA said...

GREAT AND OPTIMISTIC WORDS BY HARSHA BHOGLE.....I WILL DEFINITELY IMPLEMENT THIS TYPE OF POSITIVE ATTITUDE IN MY LIFE...........:)