Saturday, July 7, 2012

Never Say Die: Serena Williams Inspiring Story!




In my experience, I have seen myself and so many others giving up on their goals in their lives thinking of them as impossible".

"Being at the top and dominating the game with no fear for 7 years, she was suddenly diagnosed with career and life threatening injury. It threatened to take away from her the thing that made her everything and that she loved since childhood. After a year's time off, she came back to the tennis court and was never able to dominate the way she once used to until today. Serena Williams won her 5th Wimbledon Championship title and 14th Grand Slam of her career. She defeated Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2."

There were talks about new players coming up, end of an era, not being fit enough to sustain long matches, the big issue of age 30, and what not! How do you get over these things?

In both these situations, many would have lost hope and left it on fate, feeling they are just unfortunate to be born in such an era or unlucky to have such an injury! How does one get over that barrier?

Well, you just have to be Serena Williams in your lives in order to overcome all these odds. Just imagine what if she would have given up not trying. She wouldn’t have been able to achieve what she did today.

She is also a normal human being like us but still managed to comeback strong. Her game has been always strong but here is why I really think she was able to win Wimbledon today:

Mindset:  Never let others get into your head: It’s you who have to decide what your goals should be. Even if people don't believe you, it’s you who have to decide what you want. People will come, go and then come back again but your goals won't. People will be with you when you are at top one time, against you once you are down and then again with you at top!  It’s only family and true friends/fans who stick with you at all times. As Carl Lewis said “Scientists have proven that it's impossible to long-jump 30 feet, but I don't listen to that kind of talk. Thoughts like that have a way of sinking into your feet"

Attitude:  They say - it’s not the altitude but your attitude which defines your life! No matter what situation you are in - high or low - if you have attitude of not giving up ever and trying to reach your goals come what may, you are bound to succeed! Every human being is unique and has his/her own specialties so don’t compare with others. Carve your own way, work on yourself and grind it out. Don't ever give up no matter what!  I can guarantee you this that if you give up, you will never ever achieve what you are destined for. But if you don't, one day you will. Try your best and go for it!

And she is a perfect example of the above two differentiators. In the end, I am so happy to see Serena win her 14th GS today after 2 years 4 days, imagine even the age factor couldn’t stop her. In the end, I will like to end with this:

Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster woman,
But soon or late the woman who wins

2 comments:

  1. First visit here but will not be my last. Usually I don't comment but, this is such a Great Write-Up. Explains specifically why Serena is doing what is required as winners. Brain Power Baby!

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