I recently watched an amazing video by Dr Vivek Bindra, a motivational speaker, on the Battle of Chamkaur. It was a battle between the Khalsa, headed by the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji and the Mughal forces. The Sikh army was just 42 in number, whereas the Mughal army was around 1 million.
Unbelievable? Yes, it is. And the result of the battle was the victory of the Sikhs. Dr. Bindra states that during our tough times, we easily give up and don’t try. But, Guru Gobind Singh Ji was such a powerful leader that not only did he think about fighting against such an enormous number, but also won the battle.
It is very easy to quit at the difficult situations we come across, but to be patient and keep trying is the key. Life is full of struggles, we get so many setbacks every now and then- be it at work, at the career front or in relations. But there’s no point in complaining now and regretting later because you didn’t try.
I have a couple of heroes around me whom I simply adore. One of them was my colleague. I always saw her smiling, laughing and making others laugh. Out of curiosity, I once asked her how does she manage to be so chirpy. She told me that its God who has made her so strong. At the tender age of 14, some dacoits barged into her house and shot at her mom, dad and sister. Her sister died on the spot, while mom passed away 7 days later. Her dad recovered and remarried without even letting her know. Torn and devastated from inside, my friend didn’t lose hope and courage. She managed to stand on her feet and became financially independent.
There’s another heroic example of my friend who was going to shift abroad, but just a day before, her husband met with an accident and his leg had to be treated. The operation went wrong and he is still recovering, but he had to part away with his job. Not only the dream of settling abroad was crushed to pieces by the destiny, the financial burden also came up to the family. My friend mustered all her courage and took up a job. She is now financially taking care of her family. And after all this, she remains happy and makes us laugh with her one-liners. She says there is no point in crying and cribbing about the adversities in life because one can’t control it. What you can control is how you face the situation and how you fight against the odds.
So, smirk when the life gives a jerk,
Rise up and don’t give up,
For this life is a game,
And it will never be the same.