Saturday, November 1, 2008

WAIT FOR YOUR NEXT SHOT! MISSED OPPORTUNITY IS NOT THE END!


life is too short to spend time in grief for the opportunities that you miss, for the goals that you fail to score, for the sixes that you miss hitting at the right moment. This is a bigger game than what you think it to be.


Have you ever seen a football match, the striker while running with the ball towards the goal post is simultaneously concentrating on his ball possession, the defenders approaching him or running with him and has one eye on where the goalkeeper is placed, he has to finish the ball in the back of the net and hence he too has to keep in mind the directions in accordance with the corners of the goal post. He runs and sweats, he kicks the ball with utmost accuracy that he can but not always he scores a goal, at times he gets the shot saved by goalkeeper and many times he misses the goal totally with a poor direction kick! This is it! Shot is missed! What happens next? He stops! NO! He makes a “what the hell!” expression on his face, then watches the ball again and runs back towards the center of field with even greater effort. Back to the wait for the same run again. Again waiting for his next shot!


This is how life is! The winners always focus on the very next opportunity coming their ways while losers spend ages talking about where they missed it! Regretting and crying! I just want to ask how worth is it? I mean you scored a zero in a cricket innings, there is always a next match! You fail in an examination, then too you will give some other one, some other time, the game is not over, you still have your next shot awaiting. It is how you approach towards your next shot that makes a difference.


One can say that i am foolishly optimistic but i guess somewhere down the line Japanese too would have thought that way after the atomic bomb blasts to make a tremendous comeback. One can never be a loser or a winner in eternity, winning is nothing but actually the habit of staying focused at every next shot of yours, and losing is mostly missing the first shot and then due to its sadness, missing the remaining ones that follow.


Patience is the name of the game! If its summers, winters are not behind. After every day there is a night. You missed your train, some other will follow. You dropped a catch, there will be another one in the air soon. You forgot to do something, do it punctually the next time. All winners learn from their own mistakes, they always make the next shot right even if they miss the previous one! They very well know that after you think everything is over, tomorrow is yet to come! Hit the bull's eye this time! This is your shot!


regards
PULKIT


13 comments:

Kammu said...

one thing that comes in my mind after reading this is "Keep Winning Or Die trying..".....Kammu

paramveersaini said...

so have finally surrendered in front of truth that u r damn optimistic........;)
you inspires a person inside me which is damn foolishly pessimistic by nature...hats off 2 u brother!!

wt u right is quite general but we usually cant express that all emotions inside us......n its ur hardwork that make it possible for u to express the inner PULKIT!!
LOL great job!!!keep the spirit up!!!

irisha said...

okkii i c..well dtz vry fact f lyf dat whn u loose smthn thn still hav next shot awaiting...so nevaa loose hopee bt u knw still sadness comz in between dtz too fact agn bt still...must say vry well written!!! hmmmm..ur vry exprssv dear... keep writing lk ds......tc njy caa ya vryy soon n ur nxt arctcl!!...n peace up!!

ROHIT GOEL said...

pulkit i enjoyed reading your article...
well the readers might not knw this so let me them, the example of striker in a football match that pulkit has taken up is an example from his real life..
pulkit is a grt footballer....
he was da main striker in the team..he too has fallen similar situations several a times while playing our league matches..



anyways , continue writing with same enthusiasm
wish you all da best

Rohit

dreamer said...

I completely understand it after Five point someone.....then my slightly upsetting results....It isn't easy to avoid sadness but one must not keep on brooding. A complete day has passed and now I feel my feelings about it are numb...it's just facts...certain lesson's learnt and a closed episode....now the best I can make of it is my aim.
Thanks for sharing and keep writing!!

nikit said...

u kno wat makz ur writ upz mor intrestin iz d way u giv illustartionz on each n every sitauation .....
u cn tak up in dis only ...footabl ..
wat i hav mad 4m all d writ up iz dat u liv lif havin a magnifin galss in ur hand ...
keep ur good wrk doin ..
n i alwz say wordz r nt only wordz ..
n u provz dis v rightly
god blss

PULKIT said...

@ kammu! thanks for the comment dear! i am gald to have u at my blog
@ paramveer !! good to hear what u commented!
@ irisha ! thanks a lot! for everything.
@ rohit! by the way - the football team thau rohit had mentioned, in which i was the striker (the most controversial player too, as in that team all defenders wanted to be a striker removing me :D , awesome days of life, in that team mr rohit goel was the captain and my best friend and that why i was the striker!! he he he, missed a lot of goals but scored memorable moments of friendship that always and always inspires me to keep moving on in life! and brings the most cherished smile when i look back.

@ dreamer - thanks a lot for the comment again dear! i am also looking forward for the next post in your blog

@ nikit - i am honoured bro that u had praised me so much and i am very very happy to see you every time read my articles and posts on the blog!

thanks!

Ekam said...

Amazing is the word for your article Pulkit... I'll again say 'keep writing'...
As Param said, your articles are a ray of hope for pessimistic like me.
Very nice article.. Well written...

Femin Susan said...

Good... Keep writing.....Very nice article....

riya said...

nice,nice,very nice work pulkit!
its teaches us to be optimistic in life.no matter wat the circumstncs may be...
in life there is no end.it teaches to go on and on..with high spirits!
keep writng!

Pastor Lars said...

When I first got involved in track my coach told me to never look at the hurdles but on the goal line. The same is true when setting a goal. Look to what things could be not how they are.

Good blog!

neha dhamija said...

True words Pulkit...I m myself a big time optimistic person and totally agree with ur views....Life is not to creep..we should realize our mistakes, learn from them..n try not to repeat them in future...You win by learning from your own mistakes..as life is itself a learning experience...n it is correctly said.keep trying until you succeed..nothing in this world is better than hard won success

Anonymous said...

Rightly said,failures are a part of life but one should not get disheartened by them.Though at times they are depressing but one should have the grit and confidence to face them and get ready for the next challenge.Every person who is successful in life had to face numerous failures before getting.The morale should never be down and optimism should never be left.Hardwork is the only mantra for success.
Saurabh