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26 Mar, 2012

10 Career Management Lessons From Watching Cricket Maestro Sachin Tendulkar

Courtesy: Hindustan Times (24/3/2012)

There are some great lessons to be learnt from the Master Blaster’s life.

1. Nothing is impossible to achieve: That’s what Sachin Tendulkar’s 100th ton tells us.

2. Stay focussed: A career that’s more than 22 years long with 188 tests and 463 one-day matches is indication enough of his  phenomenal concentration levels.

3. Do what you enjoy doing: That’s his answer when he’s asked about that magic which drives him to strive for excellence and perfection in cricket – and that happens to be the secret of his success too.

4. Change and adapt: A man who has been playing Test cricket for years, he manages to put up sizzling scores in 20-20 matches too.

5. Take criticism in your stride: Tendulkar remains unfazed when the media and even some senior cricketers question his form and call for his retirement.

6. Practice makes perfect: He keeps this in mind while following a practice regimen.

7. When the going gets tough, the tough get going: A couple of rough patches and even serious health issues did not bog him down.

8. Don’t let success get to your head: He seems to have remained level-headed and down to earth in a game that’s all about money and glamour.

9. Keep your cool: There have been controversies, wrong calls from the umpire, but has he ever thrown a tantrum?

10. Be humble: Ever heard this Mumbai boy boasting about his record-breaking accomplishments?