Saturday, March 31, 2012

And I was overtaken by someONE!!!!!!!

I was driving my car on the highway. It seemed that I was the fastest among the bunch of normal people.  Suddenly I heard a "zzzoooooommmmmm.....", and somebody overtook me. I kept wondering why it happened. Had I become too slow, or the person who overtook me was indeed faster enough? Or I was sitting in a comfort zone, enjoying the monopoly of staying ahead all the times....staying ahead it terms of reaching heights? Or I was the only one among others who wanted to put a little extra efforts to stay ahead? Was I competing with the normal people who never attempted to go faster, since they too had been enjoying the comfort zone?

Doesn't it happen to a lot of companies, a lot of actors, a lot of professionals? I realized that I was not only one in this league, in fact, I was just a new addition. I was at my best, everyone approaching me, appreciating me and I guess I assumed that there will be no one who would overtake me. I was wrong. Anyone who think on these lines is wrong. Someone has stated long ago - "We should never underestimate our enemy", I want to modify it by saying that - "We should never underestimate anyone". 

I can't accept but I was reflecting the feelings of Jealousy, Anger, Ignorance....all negative. I know I was bitten by J bug and there was only one medicine which can kill such feeling, and you know what it is. Anyways, a company that has faced setbacks before and bounced back to become the world's most valuable brand--worth $57.4 billion, is none but Apple....I can also do that. I can also bounce back. Just a matter of little more innovation, just a matter of little more efforts, just a matter of little more persistence....just a matter of coming out of comfort zone. And I am again ahead of the time......blessed with the positive feelings again.


Did it happen to you as well!!
What you did to overcome this!!

21 comments:

  1. Positive thinking- that is the solution. You have come to the right conclusion.

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  2. Before I say anything, let me shut up the grammar nazi in me - "We should never underestimate your enemy"???? Shouldn't it be either "you should never" or "our enemy".
    Having said that, moving on to the post, I never knew my words would produce such magic. This post comes straight from the heart and that is what I love most about it.
    Many have written on positive thinking and why it is important, but to write keeping oneself central, that's the beauty of your post.
    Do keep writing like this. It's a great thing for us as readers too. :)

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    1. my my my...thanks for highlighting the error..m gonna correct it right away...may be I was so tempted to post it that I didn't even edit it.
      Thanks a lot for encouraging words..

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  3. you have to come out of situations on your own.., its the way..

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    1. Hey Ruchi..thanks for dropping by..

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  4. Beautiful post. A very good message was conveyed in a nice, subtle and a refreshing manner. Teachings like these do stick with you and if taken in the right spirits indeed go a long way in identifying your true potential! Wonderful read, straight from the heart :)

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    1. Thanks for poring your thoughts Arti...
      I am glad that you liked it :)p

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  5. True...we all feel jealous at times.....I feel its common and natural feeling which we can't avoid at times.....but it shouldn't turn to grudge...
    And bouncing back...yeah...a very positive thought!
    Nice post!

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  6. Wht? I mean whats the medicine for the J Bug? I have writtn a post on the J bug too in fact. Check out
    http://jerlyt.blogspot.in/2012/03/jealousy-unveiled.html

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  7. @Jerly - Went through your post..which was more specific to J bug among women for the men.....by the way....for this one the medicine is 'introspection' and 'self realization'....You have got the right medicine for J bug among women..on ur blog...

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  8. Hmm...Thats true, though hard to find introspecting Men..Ha Ha I have found that they are often too sure of themselves ;) I am glad you think that is a requirement..Thanks so much for dropping by and appreciating my post

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  9. we can't be precise in every thing but we can try for our perfection with our confidence and positive thinking. Rightly said Hemant :)

    http://knvinayaka.blogspot.com

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  10. We can't be precise in every thing but we can try for more perfection than the previous one with our confidence and positive thinking. Rightly said Hemant :)

    http://knvinayaka.blogspot.com

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  11. i think its jealousy and envy that keeps us all driven to achieve more in life perhaps

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  12. You have finely portrayed your feelings.
    These times are to accelerate our speed, to enhance our proffessional growth and our growth as a human being. While we learn to fight to gain back our lost glory, along side failures make us humble. We learn to accept our failures, respect others who are lesser than us. We learn to destroy all the negative feelings and become a better human being!
    Interesting Post!!! :)

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    1. Thank you...agree with what you said about accelerating our speed..

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  13. You can bounce back only when we believe in ourselves and carry positive vibes...:)

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  14. Also I wonder how people can live in their comfort zone as it is generally equivalent to being stagnant.

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    1. This is a question of wonder for all those who believe in acceleration :p

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