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Thursday, March 6, 2014

"A Walk To Remember"

This post is part of the Write Tribe Festivals of Words-3 and today's prompt is Inspiring Stories.

I am going to talk about an important event of my life which happened in September 1990, when I was only 11 months old. Yes, you can figure out my date of birth now. When I was a child, sometimes my mother used to tell me this incident whenever I asked her to narrate a story.

So, it was a summer night; my brother recently watched a Naseeruddin Shah’s film. This film had a scene where an infant kid walked when he was only 8 months old. So my ambitious 8 year’s old elder brother thought why can’t his real brother walk, when he is already 11 months old.

He decided he will make me walk the next morning. He slept well that night and woke up with the determination that today my little brother will be walking like that kid in the movie. 

It was 5AM; everyone was still sleeping when my brother was all set to launch me just like a space scientist is all set to launch his Satellite Vehicle. He took me with him and worked hard with me for an hour or two, failed many times to make me learn the way to walk and then he did it. 

I was walking for the first time and he was the first one to witness that moment. Every time my mother used to tell me that story, I used to be so fascinated. Not only with the story, but by the determination with which my brother accomplishes everything, he always had a strong way with life. 

Once he failed in a terminal examination [mathematics, I guess] when he was in standard 8th and he took it to heart so much that he never ever failed in his life again and in the process, he became an IITian, got a job, resigned, then became an MBA from National University of Singapore and got a big shot job at some big shot MNC. I am not bragging about his achievements but trying to explain his point, which is not to lose again ever because failing was a sour experience and he made up his mind that it’s something he will never ever taste again.

Now I am not sure, whether this story is inspiring or not, but yes, this is special, this is real close to my heart.

-Amritt

14 comments:

  1. It is an inspiring story of the grit and determination of your brother that made you walk and also got himself admission in IIT.

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  2. Truly an inspiring story.guess u are very much blessed to be under his wing.all the best.nice write up

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  3. Whenever a story, a situation or a person is close to your heart, it is inspiring. I am sure there will be many more stories that you will tell of how your brother succeeded against the odds. Thank you for sharing it with us

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    1. my brother always had that one thing that I lacked, that's focus... I respect him for that... thanks Carol for your lovely comment :)

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  4. wow, this sure is inspiring , Amritt...am sure that one failure launched multiple achievements and he would not have been able to do it if her were not determined. Great story!

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    1. thank you Kajal... I am a blogger because of him.. will explain someday :)

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  5. It is an inspiring story. Failures are stepping stones to success and your brother proved it with his hard work and determination. He made you walk too, lovely post.

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    1. thank you Sulekha... thanks for your lovely comment :)

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  6. The grit and determination of your brother is inspiring even more is the way your brother took failure in positive way.

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    1. thanks Rajlakshmi... glad you like the post :)

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  7. Blessed you are Amritt for having such a brother whose tender heart is full of love. Long live the human spirit, inspiration and hunger for success:) It can only propel to push myself and keep on going to achieve my dreams. Thanks fr this one, brother:)
    Cheerz
    V

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    1. Yes Vishal... I truly am... it's good to have big brothers... it's like having another father figure in life :) Happy that you liked it

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