Think about others
This was the match where Virat scored 160 not out against South Africa in Feb 2018.
He batted for 49 overs & was at the crease for 220 minutes.
He ran 75 singles, 11 twos & 1 three for himself.
He struck only one boundary between Overs 10.1 & 37.0, during that period he scored 66 runs.
He ran 61 singles & 7 twos for his partner.
He got to 100 off 119 balls & added the last 60 off 42 balls.
I love what Virat said here, “Amazing things can happen when you are thinking about the team all the time.” When we are just thinking about ourselves we don’t get too far. We all need a cause that brings out the best in us. And when we starting thinking how our lives can benefit others, it can motivate us to push ourselves much further.
Think about the people around you, your friends, your colleagues and your family. Don’t you think that these people will benefit greatly if you pursue to be the best version of yourself? What you do and what you are, if you could be 3x times a better version of that, wouldn’t it make a difference?
You got to live your life as if you were the last line of defense for your family or people around you. The person who cares about others makes wise choices in life.
They think beyond themselves. They will not put others in jeopardy. They will position themselves to help others in the best possible manner. They are true shepherds who care about their sheep (people around you) and will do what it takes to protect them from the wolves. Be an uplifter. Be a fighter for others.
It’s sad to see so many men wasting away their time, their talents and their resources. Yup, I want to talk specifically to the men. I have seen men destroy their families. Their company of friends is bad. They don’t think about the future. They don’t think about their family or would be family in the future. They could be so much more for their family only if they would invest their time and energies in the things that matter.
Young men and women, start investing in things that would position you in the most favorable manner for the future. You will not get this time back. Think about how your life can be a huge blessing for others. Think about it now and then make the necessary adjustments to change your life.
Become aware of what you are good at, invest in learning, maximize the time and opportunities you have now. Have a circle of friends or a mentor who can build you up as a person of character and have a positive influence on your life.
Train yourself, improve yourself and never compromise on your morals. Be a person of grit and build your life on God’s counsel rather than some shallow philosophies of life.