Try and Try until you succeed

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The Story of try :

It was a busy day. I had back to back events to attend.  Amongst them, I had to be a judge of a Drama competition to be held at one of the organizations we were working on collaboration. I believe in dressing properly no matter what so I was already ready, just took my belongings and left. The competition started.

I saw one of the most amazing child actors on the stage. I was mesmerized by their performance. But there was a small boy. He was the lead of his play. He seemed very nervous and could not speak his dialogues well. In fact, at many times he forgot and just kept staring at the audience.

The competition started. I saw one of the most amazing child actors on the stage. I was mesmerized by their performance. But there was a small boy. He was the lead of his play. He seemed very nervous and could not speak his dialogues well. In fact, at many times he forgot and just kept staring at the audience.

Looking at him I remembered my childhood days when I got nervous and could not speak. The boy got disheartened and he started crying and ran from the stage. I felt very bad for him and went to talk to him. I gave him a hug and tried to console him.

I told him my story when I was young and got into the same situation.

I started narrating him as he stopped crying. Before many years, I got an opportunity to judge a public speaking competition with the audience of 100 people organized by the personality development classes ran by my mom.

At that time, I was about 16-17 years of age so judging an entire event made me very excited. I immediately agreed to it. At that time I thought that public speaking will be an easy task and I will be able to do it well. Hence I, along with my Uncle’s 22-year-old daughter was finalized as the panel for judging.

The day when the competition was to be held came. I was very exhilarated for the event since morning. I got ready quickly and went to the venue with my Mum. The competition started. Contestants started coming one after the other.

Each one was better than the last. Looking at them I thought public speaking is so easy that anyone can get the hang of it and give a perfectly articulated speech which can hold the audience’s attention until the end.

The competition got over. Time to announce the results came.  There is a tradition that the judges who come to announce the results boost the confidence of the other contestants so that they don’t lose hope. So according to that I mentally jotted down the points which I was going to speak.

The anchor called the judges on stage. Will full enthusiasm I went up.  As soon as I faced the audience, I saw more than 100 faces eagerly looking at me. I got anxious and forgot everything which I was supposed to say. My legs started shivering and the jingle in my voice was lost. When I started speaking a squeamish voice came out.

I got so nervous that I wasn’t able to speak properly and I thought of handing over the mike to the other judge. I am pretty sure that nobody could ever get into any more embarrassing situation than this.

But that day I learned to face situations rather than running away. I collected all my courage and started speaking again. As I started speaking my voice gradually became normal and my legs stopped shivering.

I was able to complete my entire speech though not properly as expected but was able to complete and that was all that mattered to me. And after that incident whenever I get a chance I always grab the opportunity and practice public speak.

If I had stopped speaking that day or had never continued to speak after that event, I would have probably never learned it. Today I was able to do it properly and with so much confidence is because I tried and kept on trying till I got the hang of it.

The Conclusion of try story :

I told him that my message through this story was that never lose hope. Keep on trying until you succeed because nothing is difficult. It only looks difficult until we try.

So, keep on trying and keep on succeeding. There was a beautiful glee on his face. He was relieved that everybody gets into such situation but the most important part is how we come out of it.  As he had learned the lesson, I wished him all the best and went as the competition was still going on. I was glad that I could help that little boy.

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