It’s no secret that Sachin is one of the people most looked up to in this century! There’s no question to his indomitable excellence in the sport world - he is called the God of Cricket after all. Yet all this fame and glory haven’t warped his way of living, or his life’s principles. That’s what sticks to the common person, more than talents and abilities - the common trait shared by every mass influencer.
Have you known a celebrity to steal the spotlight, but every time for the right reason? It’s especially hard for them because every moment of their lives is scrutinised by fans who look up to them. Lives of real leaders shape the life of their community. It takes real integrity to live that way in a world where no one is perfect.
Fans who grew up watching him play will be familiar with his down-to-earth nature both on and off the field. He once said this about his father - “I grew up looking at my father as to how to behave. In watching him I grasped so many things. His own temperament was of a calm person. He was very composed and I never saw anger in him. To me, that was fascinating.”
If only he knew how fascinated we get when we look at him. It doesn’t mean that he has not faced criticism on the field on his off days. What’s inspiring is the way he handles it, rarely losing his cool. Any hassle was dealt with grace.
He not only loves but respects family. Pros always have a hard time focusing on their personal lives. To the family that supports you through your downs and lows, be the kind of person that pays the favour back by making time for their needs.
Manners make or break a man. Learn from Sachin what it means to be disciplined. Not only because he’s a sportsman, it still takes double the amount of effort to be a disciplined human and having your life together. Live that way and you’ll inspire the ones who are suffering from a disease of randomness.
Your inner strength. This is what builds you as a person; the unseen scars of your previous failures and regrets. The proof that you carried on, pulled yourself back up and kept going.
Men like Sachin inspire our soul to get back up and move uphill, no matter what.
Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar! Thank you for inspiring us.