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?

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