Monday, February 11, 2008

If you can do it once, you can do it again

In Krishnamachari Srikkanth's blog he mentions (in his forthright manner), that Kapil Dev was probably the only one who believed before the 1983 World Cup that India had a chance. In a team meeting, he recalls, Kapil Dev said words to the same effect - that if India could beat the mighty Windies once, they could do it again. Srikkanth recounts that Kapil's words got some of them thinking and believing that maybe, just maybe, it could happen.
A single thought.

The rest is history.

If we can do it once, we can do it again. Dhoni and his men proved that again at Melbourne yesterday - bringing the mighty Aussies to their knees. Once again. And Dhoni for sure knows that he can do it again, and again, and again if he and his men wish. The capability is there. No doubting that.
To me, its an important lesson. Champions acknowledge their small victories. You need not start with the big things like winning the World Cup. You can start acknowledging the small victories.
When you beat them once, it was not because you got lucky. You beat them because were better than them that day. You have the capability. Add to that belief a hunger to win and you start doing that consistently.

If hunger and win don't fit well, then let's call it, a desire to be the best you can be-winning happens. That's what we are all here for isn't it-to be the best we can be. To enjoy that state of being fully ourselves - in our chosen form of expression. Cricket, music, writing, accountancy..
And lo, a champion is born.

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