Saturday, January 6, 2007

How true !!

As it so often haapens, the wisest and most influential bits of sayings come from the most unexpected of sources. Last week( or was it even before ), when the Indian team was being pounded by Smith and his men, Rahul Dravid came up with a beauty - "When we succeed, we are not as good as people say we are, and we are not as bad as they think we are when we fail".

When I read his quote, it struck a chord immediately. How often, have we found ourselves flying in thin air when we succeed, and at the next moment, groping in the depths of despair when things don't go our way.

I felt these pendulating moods countless times, and each time I wished I knew better. Hopefully, better sense will prevail the next time I chose to fly or grope.

P.S. : Purportedly, Dravid said the above statement to his team after losing the fifth one-dayer in SA, after which they rallied to beat SA in the first test match :)

4 comments:

Prax said...

Very good akash.... u raised a good point...

when life goes smoothly... u r happy.... but whenever it takes a turn.... u think ur life is not going on correct path.... only then you go with thoughts in ur mind....

Hareesha said...

well said..
as long as everything is going well , no ones asking..
And the instant something goes wrong , everyone starts pointing fingers..

yash said...

another beauty from you darling....

keep writing.

yash said...

"When we succeed, we are not as good as people say we are, and we are not as bad as they think we are when we fail".

hmmm... i think this satement is gonna stay with me for a long long time. success doesnt make me any better and failure doesnt make me worse either. its just perception....

thanks for enligtening me!