Recently, I had written a blog-post entitled “Nothing Worthwhile Ever Comes Easy in Life” with Pusarla Venkata Sindhu as its protagonist. The teenager had amply proved her mettle, then, by winning the Malaysian Grand Prix Badminton title and I had attributed her success to her hard work, discipline, dedication, willingness to accept challenges, burning desire to excel, passion and commitment for the game and above all the never-say-die spirit. She has, once again, proved, beyond doubt, by winning the bronze medal at the BWF World Badminton Championship being held at Guangzhou in China that she is a world – class Champion in the making. After defeating two former world no. 1 Chinese players, in straight games, she lost 21-10, 21-13 , in the women’s singles semi finals, to another talented teen-aged Thai shuttler, Ratchanok Intanon, world No.3. Despite her defeat, world No. 12 Sindhu was happy with the way she performed on her debut in the World Badminton Championship and reportedly said,
“It was a great tournament for me. It was my first World Championship and getting a medal is a huge achievement. I want to dedicate my success to my coach, Gopi Sir. He is the one who believed in me.”
Sindhu’s success mantra, as reported, is very simple: total focus and immense work. Her day begins at 3.30 am, with her session getting underway at 4.00 am when the world is sleeping.
I am sure, with this kind of hard work with determination and focus, the day is not very far when Sindhu would be on top of the world. And, with these words, I sign off this blog-post averring that if you wish to scale such height of success in your field of endeavor, then you too need to follow Sindhu’s mantra of success.