I’ve been seeing the ‘Quote Challenge’ doing rounds for couple of weeks now. I have been really enjoying them. Finally, Parul nominated me for the challenge. Here’s my first quote and story behind the quote.
That was said by Mr. Boris Becker in 1987. At that time, he was two times Wimbledon champion (1985, 1986) and the youngest Wimbledon champion. On the way to a third straight singles title had lost to unknown Peter Doohan in the second round of Wimbledon. It will remain his worst performance at Wimbledon. He was just 19. The press was mercilessly writing him off. During his press conference, he was very calm, and then he said these famous words.
By just putting the truth into perspective he was able to take the defeat and deal with the pressure to succeed. What he had said, could never be taught in a class. That was what differentiated him as a great tennis player.
Many times, we are upset when we lose out on our goals. Objectives like getting a promotion, a high-paying job or failing an exam paper. But, always remember, it is not the end of the world. These are only setbacks. And setbacks are temporary. Use setbacks to introspect on what went wrong and next time, come back stronger to meet the goals.
2015 is also the 30th anniversary of Boris Becker winning his first Wimbledon title. I have been his fan ever since he walked away with the Wimbledon trophy in 1985.
Thank you Parul for nominating me for this wonderful challenge.
This is what the 3-Day Quote Challenge is all about.
1. Post one of your favorite quotes (different quote on each day) on three consecutive days. The quote can be from your favorite book, author, or your own.
2. Nominate 3 bloggers to challenge them.
3. Thank the blogger, who nominated you.
** Image courtesy : Boris Becker’s Facebook page.