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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“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?