When I had just entered tenth standard, I also exited something superimportant: playing badminton on the street with my neighbourhood friends.
Of course, it was justified back then. Board exams were coming up, I needed to focus on what was important. Playing wasn’t. (I don’t believe it now, back then I did.)
In a consequent events of getting plumper from 11th standard till first year of college, I finally started taking health and fitness seriously from second year onwards, and also achieved wonderful results post that.
Fast forward to yesterday, I was playing badminton with a bunch of friends, who otherwise, play the game daily.
And boy o boy, what a sad demise the team had which I was a part of.
I was leaner than them, had a stronger body with a lower fat percentage than them, can do a headstand and also do a plank effortlessly; over and above the strength from training in the gym.
Yet, here I was, flunked beautifully in the sport that had been a part of almost entire childhood of mine.
What I learnt from last night’s sport was this:
1. No matter what you can do, when someone else practices more, they become an expert at it. The same applies to business and life. Working more, creating more, and failing more, will lead to greater changes of success. Invariably.
2. Your future is designed by what you do in the present, not what you did in the past. This applies to all those who didn’t have a beautiful past, and also to those who had great habits in the past and now have left them.
Today is the past that will be created in the future. Take care of it, and if you want to experience some fun, make time for your metaphoric badminton.