“Merchant of Mumbai” is spot on. Dreams
and Desires and Commitment to top it all. Motion is put into effect
by desire, passions, and inclinations. It is desire, along with
belief, that motivates action.
is a strong feeling, worthy or unworthy, that impels to the
attainment or possession of something that is, in reality or
imagination, within reach -
a desire for success.
Desire has three
components – thought, emotions and drive – which together have the
potential to result in action. To the ego, success is satisfaction
of its desires. Life rarely does conform to our desires, even when
we do everything that is supposed to bring us what we desire. That
doesn’t keep the ego from desiring and pursuing what it desires.
Having desires and dreams gives the ego something to do. It gives
our life structure. What will I do today? I’ll go after what I want.
If life isn’t about desire-fulfillment, then what is it about?
Where does the
“ego” factor come in? Can you shed some
Col E J Sanchis
Thank You Yasin so very
much for making that bit of difference in my game since I have
started reading your articles..... just that believe in myself AGAIN
and knowing that what I'm aiming for is not unreachable.....
Perhaps its best suited
for all those like me who are working and do not have the luxury of
a sponsor.... that even if it is for 2 hours on a Sunday afternoon
still we should be up for it and make those 2 hours really count.
awaiting many such more
inspiring things from the REAL KING of INDIAN SNOOKER
Yasin Merchants Musings is a good step to motivate young cueists. "Dare
to Dream" was a well manicured piece. The Dreamers of
yesteryears were focused and endowed with a lot of patience and
dogged determination as they existed in an environment which was not
too demanding on their physical and mental faculties.
Today, the World
scenario in Snooker calls for a high degree of accuracy and
flawlessness. Having witnessed the World U 21 in Goa and followed
the results of the World Snooker Championship in Thailand, I feel
our youngsters are far far behind in their technique and focus.
There is not a single star rising on the horizon. It is evident from
the fact that you still have the young oldies ruling the roost.
Century breaks are very rare in our Nationals and other tournaments.
Probably, there was not a single century break in the last Junior
Nationals. snooker is a game which calls for focus and sound
technique which improves accuracy and tenacity which makes one stand
up and fight against all odds. Focus can be developed, tenacity is
an inborn trait whilst technique calls for guidance and honest and
proper coaching. Unfortunately our coaches speak different languages
and have different opinions on the approach to the game. To develop
world beaters one needs to put the youngsters under progressive
guidance and there seems to be no proper programme existing in the
Federation. The "ifs and buts" come to the fore immediately.
By the way as a
passing shot, there are many resources and dreamers in pool parlours
too. If a Geet Sethi or a Yasin Merchant drops by it would do a
world of a difference to the playing culture. Just a wild thought
Keep up the good
Col E J Sanchis