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End game!

The Day After!

This evening it dawned on me … I realised how Rafael Nadal feels after a big match – or let us speak about something that is currently relevant. I understood the meaning of GM Viswanathan Anand’s response to journalists after winning the 5th World Title – “I am too tense and tired to relish the moment. Maybe it will dawn on me after a while. The feeling I have now is relief!”

Don’t do a Google search to find out what prize Jayadev Menon has won – but some moments of great joy cause such a high that for a while you feel totally drained and blank – not unlike how you feel after eating an excessive amount of chocolate or cake!

At such times you just need to give the mind and body a break; it’s like you are giving them a treat for having achieved something worthwhile.

In yesterday’s article I had presented the excerpts of a meeting with a talented entrepreneur – the article was received well by my readers. I am happy to state here that the heroine of the story appreciated my work and forwarded it to her circle of friends – that not only helped improve readership but brought a lot of good press for me too. Many of them enjoyed reading the article and left kind words of appreciation at the blog.

Net Effect: A big buzz – I was getting the rub-off benefit for presenting a success story.

I am sure you have felt it too:

–          When you made a big sale

–          Closed a deal after overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds

–          Negotiated a breakthrough deal with a client who had been ignoring you till now

–          A major customer writes a letter to your CEO appreciating your work

Your joy knows no bounds – you go around with a glazed look in your eyes, you are not seeing anything, the world looks a polychrome tapestry of a billion colours …. Don’t you distinctly get the feeling that I am getting carried away?

In such situations you are permitted a break – a day when you take things easy, contemplate the achievement and bask in the glory.

This isn’t about me at all – I don’t think the time has come for me to celebrate wildly or to take a break from writing. The truth is that it was a busy day, with a few big agenda items to be dealt with. There was no time to think up something to write.

So I used a readymade excuse to simulate the experience of an unfelt feeling … I am sure you have felt it one time or the other. I wish you many more. I had not felt that feeling today … Vishy sure did! Let us give a huge round of applause to the Champ who has held the Indian flag high for so many years – definitely would find mention among the top few all-time great sports-persons in the world.

I am sure the Champ deserves a huge break after such a tense contest and unparalleled achievement.

But for us it is time to move on: don’t let the feeling linger; after relishing the victory it’s time to recalibrate and start all over again.

Another day has dawned: Refocus, reset the target, gun the engine and engage gear … hit the road in quest of new achievements.

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  1. June 1, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Three Cheers for Vishy! I wish you many such days too J:) Loved the perspective of this one!

    • JayadevM
      June 1, 2012 at 11:29 am

      Thank you, Raji!

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