Monthly Archives: September 2016

Invest In Loss

Haar ke jitney waale ko baazigar kehte hai – Baazigar #MondayMorningWakeUpCall


“It’s better to shoot and miss, then to let time run out and wonder what if” – Michael Jordan

Taking Michael Jordan as an example:

Hailed amongst not only the greatest basketball player ever, but also sportsman ever, it is common knowledge that Jordan made more last-minute shots to win the game for his team than any other player in the history of the NBA.

What is not so well known, is that Jordan also missed more last-minute shots to lose the game for his team than any other player in the history of the game.

What made him the greatest was not perfection, but willing to look bad on the road to basketball immortality. As much as he suffered all those nights when he sent twenty thousand Bulls fans home heartbroken, there was a willingness to put himself on the line as a way of life.

Great ones are willing to get burned, invest in loss, time and again as they sharpen their swords in the fire… and of course, they don’t give up on the way to becoming The Greatest

Adapted from a passage from Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin

5 parallels between your teacher and Lord Ganesha that you can imbibe

“You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.” – Galileo #MondayMorningWakeUpCall

“Guru” means the one who “dispels ignorance, all kinds of ignorance”, ranging from spiritual to skills such as dancing, music, sports and others.

Ganesh Chaturthi coinciding with Teacher’s Day today is an apt reminder of why Guru has been revered as God right from the earliest stories of mythology across most religions if not all. And who better than Lord Ganesha, the Hindu God of Intellect and Wisdom, to remind us of this philosophy.

Each of Lord Ganesha’s body parts describe Ganesha’s character and the qualities humans should adopt through life. Not so coincidently I suspect, the 5 parts of his elephant face uncannily represent the qualities that students should imbibe from their teachers/gurus.


#HappyGaneshChaturthi #HappyTeachersDay