10 competing nations, 11 different venues, 45 day gruelling tournament schedule, several rain-led disruptions, uneventful knock-out games and in the end one real daisy final.
So many statistical, astrological and betting predictions were broken in the end.
We Indians are especially heartbroken and would’ve probably resumed our 9 – 5 jobs now, for we don’t care too much about all the drama that unfolded on the finals match.
Columns and articles are flooding the print and digital media, with everyone throwing perspectives of umpiring errors, judgemental flaws, twisted rule book, etc. that went onto shape this edition.
One thing is for sure – This edition of the world cup will remain etched in people’ memory for years to come.
Beneath all these layers of smog, there lies an important life lesson (can be applied to all spheres of our life be it career, studies, relationship, etc.,) that I thought of writing in this article.
K Williamson, the Skipper of New Zealand team, when asked to comment on the fateful end of their campaign, said something truly remarkable and profound.
“It’s not the controversial decision related to overthrow or super over based criteria setting, but in a “low-margin” game such as this, in the end it actually boils down to a hindsight analysis of every run scored/conceded, wickets taken/lost, extras given, etc.,”
While a hindsight analysis could do nothing to reverse the final outcome and hand New Zealand the cup, the realisation that the Kiwi’s captain spelt out carries a formidable truth in itself.
What we make of this life is always determined by our actions & focus on the “present moment” and those tiny bits gets accumulated into a towering result in the end.
All other extraordinary events and situations are beyond anyone’s control and what truly is in one’s control is the “present moment”.
Every single action that is performed with heightened focus and sincerity, will ultimately go about deciding where we end up in our career or family or old age or for that matter everything.
Lot of times, people tend to focus on that big outcome and in the process fail to pay attention to the “present moment”.
The big outcome is given way too much undue attention that small acts that culminates into one, often gets ignored. Thus arises the need for blaming things on the fate, which is nothing but a direct indication of taking the focus away from those micro acts.
If only we realise that life is not a measure of the big outcome but the bits and pieces we put together day-in-&-day-out, we shall lead a very purposeful and fulfilling life with no regrets!
Every opportunity to score a run, avoid conceding a run and the equivalents of this in “our” lives, is all that matters to lift the cup called Life.
Agree? Leave your comments if so.