Monthly Archives: January 2009

Luck By Chance !

Yes yet again my post is inspired by a film and why not ? Whoever said only films are suppose to be inspired by life’s happening. I totally loved the film and performances and surely think Farhan Akthar is too cute, hot and very talented. However what this post is about is the concept ‘Luck by chance’ a carelessly used term and the brilliant irony expressed by the writer on what truly defines ‘Luck’ and the role it plays in each ones life.I loved the protagonist expression about how ‘we chose our successes and failures’ and ‘how one has to work towards one’s goals walking with faith on the path choosen and how faith makes the chosen path the right one.’
This is a subject specially close to my heart and something that I truly have experienced in my life and understood it better with each passing experience. I had always heard the cliché “ Success is 70% hard work and 30% luck” however over the years I have begun to understand its true underline meaning …surely Hard work is the key yet according to my understanding luck is a factor of an undeterred intent and choices that one makes.
Everyone is born lucky yet only a few make it big in life. It’s never about luck or being at the right place at the right time however it is making the best of every moment and trusting that everything is happening for a big reason which eventually leads one to the right place at the right time.
I remember few years back when I got a job at Lintas without being a post graduate I heard people tell me “ You got lucky, I see !”. I didn’t like the sound of it. It made me feel undeserving in their eyes. I knew I was hard working and may be that had paid. That’s when my dear friend Mayank had told me “ Tell them, It’s not luck but I am fortunate !”. At that point I liked the tone of it . Thought it was an assertive way of putting things across however today I realize it meant much more …now the saying ‘Fortune favours the brave’ makes more sense to me and understand it’s connect. Yes one has to be brave and keep on moving on the path chosen and believe that one day he would be lead to his destiny.
Hence everyone is lucky yet only a few are fortunate …I guess that’s coz they choose their luck by their choices and not by chance !

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2009- The Year of the underdog!

The underdog by definition is “One that is expected to lose a contest or struggle.
One that is at a disadvantage”
Ironic and contrary to the definition as it may seem… 2009 seems to be the year where the Underdog is surely the winner. Be it president Barack Obama or the film based on an underdog –The Slumdog Millionaire the most recent examples to quote and that inspire me beyond words. I have been thinking on the subject for a while and seem to personally relate to it, thus writing this post.
It’s funny who and what defines an underdog. Plenty of failures or struggles,and why should that be ? I wonder often !
While failures or struggles make one seem as a ‘looser’ what according to me gets unnoticed is the fact that inspite of the ugly reality, the will and persistence to get up each time and win someday is worth noticing. Enduring failures or struggles is a big strength that gets the least importance over one who is always a WINNER. I remember someone wise once said “ Failure is not falling down but refusing to stand after falling down”.
Most often the so called underdog is the one who is worldly wise and learns from his/her own personal life experiences. Life is the greatest teachers of them all. The day the Underdog gets noticed for its true potential and takes charge of situations it usually a turning point and surely makes the world turn heads in awe!
The underdog often has the capability and capacity to deal with risk with ease. He/she drives their energy and vigour from Faith and Fear specially one of failure seems to have diminished over time and circumstances . I think overtime their chaze of materialistic possessions becomes minimalistic and their true passion lies is making a difference and following one’s true calling. I guess that’s what makes them WIN eventually. And what I find ironic is that name, fame, money and power by default fall in their lap. They are driven by their heart, derive inspiration from their surroundings and their tough painful bruises from failures and struggles of the past, pump in the energy to keep them going to achieve their true purpose or destiny. And as the movie Slumdog millionare quotes “ It has been written” and is a blue print of their life that they have pre chosen.
I sincerely do pray that the so called UNDERDOG in 2009 change worldly perception and redefines himself/herself to showcase their true potential.

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New Beginings !

Rush of excitement,
A pinch of fear,
Dash of revived confidence,
Nostalgia of the past,
YES, it’s a new begining
It’s a new journey I embark upon…
And I know as all journies this too will open magical doors to myself !

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