Dearest Darling Friends,
The coach of Indian Hockey team, Michael Nobbs, is an engineer by training and a big Steve Jobs fan. Just like his inspiration Steve Jobs, he looks for ways to use technology to get better results. He persuaded Hockey India to give every player an iPad. The players use the device to study their game and those of their competitors.
“But,” he says, “it’s not just about technology. It’s more importantly, about the story. It’s in making every team member believe in the same story. A story that says, they can compete and win against the best hockey teams in the world.”
The story he’s convinced everyone to believe in is that they have to break into the top six. “We are more confident of our game, skill and physical capabilities than ever before,” says Bharat Chetri, the team’s affable captain. He believes, once you’re at the international stage, the technical, physical and skill differences between teams are minor. The story you believe in, is the differentiator.
Olympics is on. It is exhilarating to watch the best competitors from all over the world, compete. Each one of them has prepared for years to reach here. Their commitment, their dedication, their passion, their talent is beyond question. The victory margin between the gold, silver and bronze medal winners are insignificant, minuscule. However, this insignificant difference makes all the difference.
While all of them did come to win, when it mattered the most, while preparing AND performing, the winners BELIEVED in the story more than everyone else.
Each one of us lives life believing in ‘something’, some story. Which story do you believe in?
Luck plays an important role in life / I will create my own luck
It is difficult to give up on smoking, drinking and other habits / I am the master of my habits.
I don’t have enough capital hence I cannot make it big / I will be able to raise as much capital as required
It is so difficult to get good employees / There are enough good people out there searching for a great job
My family does not support me otherwise……………. / I will make it big irrespective of the support of my family
With this person as my spouse, I can never have a great married life / With this person itself, I will create a great married life
I am not good enough / I am good and meant to be successful
I can’t do this / I will learn and master it
My memory is bad / I will train my memory to be the finest
I am not intelligent enough / I will either become intelligent or buy the necessary intelligence.
Since I have studied in vernacular medium I can never speak good English / In six months I will learn to communicate in fluent English
I am not good looking hence I always feel inferior / Looks? It has nothing to do with what I can become in life
I don’t have enough / I will use what I have and get what I want
I am not strong enough / I will become absolutely strong
Love is painful / Love is bliss
Nothing much can happen in my country / I will play my role in the making of my country
No one loves me / So many people love me
Children don’t listen nowadays/ When addressed the right way, children respond brilliantly
All alone, what can I do? / I can and I will bring about the desired change
Believe in that story that helps you to live a peaceful and progressive life. That will be ‘smart living’. Your life is the story YOU believe in. Lets live a great story.
Believe in a GOOD story about you.
And make it true.
Whatever must be done for it, go ahead and DO.
While one person sees the thorns and frowns, the other sees the rose and smiles. The third sees both, avoids the thorns and enjoys the rose.
Which one is you? Indeed, which one is YOU?
There are thorns in every path. Someone just complains, someone else just goes and wears a shoe.
Something is broken. Someone just complains, someone else just goes and gets the right glue.
Which one is you? Indeed, which one is YOU?
With loads of love, prayers and best wishes,
As I Live…I Learn
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