The moment. And the fact that most of us will never have one 

20 Apr

I saw “I am Bolt” – a documentary on Usain Bolt, this weekend. 

It’s about his journey to become the fastest man ever on earth, and to go on to win Golds in 3 consecutive Olympic Games – a feat that will remain largely unmatched for a long long time. 

Watching the documentary made me sad. 

I recognized that sports, most of them, by definition have “that” moment. 

That moment when you know you have won. 

That moment you own. It’s yours. When you breakdown, you fall to the ground or rise to the crowd. When you know it’s over. 

That moment when you win. 

Most of us will never experience that moment. Our lives are way too slow, way too gradual, perhaps even way too predictable. 

And what made me sad was no matter how hard I tried, imagining my life to comprise such moments is super hard. 

There will rarely be moments when I will have the world’s attention towards me and in that pressure I will deliver, win and will feel this rush of emotions take over. 

And in that moment of sadness, I asked myself. 

Should I be thankful instead? That I will never have such a moment. 

That life gradually happens, every single day. It’s the process, your attitude, your reactions – the journey, that happens to us. Not those moments.

And it’s a blessing it’s this way? 

2 Responses to The moment. And the fact that most of us will never have one 



April 20th, 2017 at 6:38 pm

Sir, I believe that as you said that success is not measured by external factors and definition of others similarly “That Moment” should come from within and not when worls is watching and we are pressure of performing (for them) but it would be for oneself. Like when child creates his first Lego Fort, solves maths problem without any help. Entreprenuer sees his product launch, girl marrying the love of her life and..

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Ayush Garg

May 9th, 2017 at 12:35 pm

Comparison will make you sad. It will help you improve. But it will always make you sad. Some guy once said, Special people play their own game.
Keep Improving. Keep smashing your own records!

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