“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose”. Such is the thinking and the approach of a guy who worked hard, toiled hard, did his best, went through pains, agony, embarrassment but never stopped working hard until he succeeded.
This story is about a boy who belonged to a poor family, whose parents worked hard day and night just to feed their children. This boy went to school, his parents did their very best just to make their son qualified but sadly they were so behind financially that they could not give proper and good education to their son. This boy had a passion in his hear, In his heart he had the desire to do something extra ordinary for himself, for his parents and most of all for his country. He wanted to make his parents happy but sadly without education it was just not possible. As it was not in his hands to get education he decided to do something extraordinary.
The boy was very passionate about Pakistan cricket team, he was a diehard cricket fan but again much to his disliking and sadly he was unable to play the sport he loved the most. He was flat footed which is an abnormality in the human body and that thing prevented him from playing his sport, he was unable to run because of this abnormality in his body, and it was not done here, the boy had another abnormality in his body, he had HYPER EXTENSIVE JOINTS. In this abnormality the person’s arms and legs get stretched and the person can easily suffer a paralysis attack.
Nature was surely not kind on this boy as he suffered excessive coughs and his lungs were damaged because of that. His parents, his friends his siblings and his relatives were not very optimistic and hopeful about the future of this boy and they had accepted natures decision and had accepted this boy with the abnormalities he was suffering from.
One day while he was watching cricked he picked up the Bat and went outside. He decided that today he will play cricket with his fellow mates and whatever happens he will not let his abnormalities get over his decision. He went outside and started running slowly. Every one watched him running with their mouths opened as this was just like a miracle happened. The boy started running and played cricket that day.
He decided then that he will play cricket daily and whatever happens he will try his best to reach his ultimate destination which was to play cricket for Pakistan national team. Everyone laughed at him when he shared his dream his dream with everyone, no one actually paid any attention to what he was talking. The boy took all the laughs and harsh words on his heart and decided to work even harder. Doctors ordered him not to play cricket but he had already decided that if he was to become anything in his life he was to become a fast bowler and he was to succeed in his life he was to play for the Pakistan cricket team.
They boy joined a cricket club and started playing cricket there. He trained more than every other guy at the club and worked harder than anyone. He gave excellent performances in his club games and an oil company which was associated with Pakistan cricket selected him to play for their team. He tried extremely hard and gave his 100% there as well, and eventually he got selected for the Rawalpindi cricket association. His dream was nearing to be true and playing for Rawalpindi was in itself a huge achievement because it was his home town as well. There he played cricket for 1 year and worked extremely hard.
Despite of the abnormalities in his body he continued playing cricket and instead of making those abnormalities his weakness he converted them into his strengths and worked ever so hard there. While he was playing for Rawalpindi there was nothing stopping this boy from performing well. He was getting motivated day by day as he was realizing that if he performs at this platform he will be selected for the national team and his dream will come true.
Luckily at one match there were authorities from Pakistan cricket watching and this young boy was playing the match. like every match he once again gave is 100% and performed really well in that match and the cricketing authorities were so impressed that they selected this young boy to play for the Pakistan cricket team, it was like a dream come true for him. He played a game against New Zealand and picked up 10 wickets in that game, the ball came out of his hand as if a bullet was coming out of the gun and he bowled at the rate of knots. He impressed every single person that even the opponent team coach said that “this guy will be famous all over the world very shortly” The boy started his exciting career from there and continued to get success n all parts of the world.
There was 10% skill, 20% hard work, 50% pain 20% fame and a 100% reason to remember the name, and the name is Shoaib Akhtar. This story is about none other than the legend the true hero Shoaib Akhtar. This man is in all the record books and his career for Pakistan cricket has been extra ordinary , he went through all the pains and hardships of life to achieve his goal and get success and eventually life gave him everything back that he deserved and he wanted. so if you work hard and you are determined then nothing is impossible and nothing is out of reach then.
Hard work and determination are of course key to success and necessary to achieve success as well. Without these two elements one can simply not succeed in his/her life.