They say, ‘the best thing comes at the end!’

They say, ‘the best thing comes at the end!’

As I was signing off the other day from the office, the main door guard asked me,

“have you written this book?”

“Yes”, I said, not expecting that question.

“It is nice, I have read two pages!”, she said. And I was taken aback.

I wasn’t expecting it from her. I killed the stereotype thoughts that were about to come in my mind.

“If I gift you, will you read it?” I asked.

“Yes”, with a broad smile and twinkle in her eyes, she said.

And I wished her to follow her dreams, thrive with dignity in whatever she does!

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How do you handle nervousness?

How do you handle nervousness?

“Were you nervous on the stage?”

A good friend had asked after I came from the book launch.

“A little. Actually more than a little until I was on the stage”, I replied.

“How did you manage?” He got curious.

“Sachin Tendulkar has played 200 Test matches, scored a hundred centuries. Do you recollect his body language every time he was at 88 and till he crossed the 100 mark – a little nervous, trying to focus hard? Being persistent, ” I took a pause.

He was nodding his head in an Indian style.

“And we are talking about ‘The legend’ of a game! I have just started out. Nervousness is part of the human wire. It helps to focus and practise hard. I try to draw inspiration every time I feel anything like that.”

How do you beat the nervousness out of you?