“I never thought of losing, but now that it’s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That’s my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take our defeats in life”
: MUHAMMED ALI
Sometimes life gives you nasty surprises. Sometimes life teaches you that all you’ve believed in was wrong. Sometimes you take too many things for granted, and when you are looking away for a moment, life delivers that awful sucker punch, and before you know it, you are down on all fours.
You are down. You are beat.
All the limelight is on you. There are people looking at you with malicious eyes. You are lying in the ring semi conscious, and you can hear the jeers of the crowd. You can hear them, but the jeers don’t just register yet, for you are still recovering from that jaw squashing sucker punch. You lie there bleeding , trying to decipher what just happened.
Soon the blamegames and the name callings will begin. You’ll be looked down upon, you’ll be laughed at. People will mercilessly run you down.
It’s the moment of truth. You can just give everything up and go home. You can let all the pain go in vain. You can take the easier way out.
But your battle is well and truly won in that one magic moment in which you say to yourself, “One more time. One more round. One more attempt”.
That moment is yours and only yours. No matter what, you’ve already won. Won over fear, won over pain, won over hurt.