I decided one time
not long ago
that I’ll keep running
no matter who comes and go
but few miles in
and I found myself
running out of water,
food and breath.


I supported my arms on
my shaking legs and
looked down at my worn-out
shoes. they were
barely breathing, like
unconscious soldiers on
a battlefield.
how great it was to see them
being one with
my breath.

what a love story. what a tragic death.

so I stopped, and
looked around and
asked myself,
what do you do when you’re
hungry, and you can’t find
a restaurant?

you make your own damn food.


Never take greatness for granted.

Because greatness is not gifted.

It’s earned.

On the track.
On the field.
In the gym.
In your room.
On your computer.
When the code isn’t working.
When everyone has already left.
When the creativity isn’t flowing through.
When you have no fucking idea of what’s happening.

When you wanna leave too.
But you don’t.

You stay there.
And do what you’re supposed to do.

And even more…

Because you know
You can’t earn greatness without
blood, sweat and
occasional tear.

So never take it for granted.


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Stan Wawrinka’s tattoo

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

And why he got this:

I only did the tattoo last year, but I first saw the quote a long time ago. It always stayed in my mind. It’s how I see life and tennis. The meaning of the quote doesn’t change no matter how well you do. There is always disappointment, heartache. You are losing almost every tournament. You need to just accept it and be positive because you are going to lose and fail. We’re not all Nadal or Djokovic, who can win most tournaments.

What I want

I want to be talked about. I want people to know my name. I want people I don’t know to Google me. I want my phone to vibrate every single minute with Twitter and Instagram notifications. I want to be listed in a list of people who matter. In a publication like Times. I want people to dream of becoming me. I want to make people laugh. And I want to inspire them too. I want to be rich, but not too rich. Just enough to know the first name of the person who handles my account. I want to be able to make it to trending topics every time I have lunch at a normal restaurant. I want to be invited to write for famous magazines and give commencement addresses. I want to be sent free shit in the mail. I want the funny and the creatives with blue ticks next to their names to invite me to their private parties. We’ll sing and dance together. I want Manchester United to be my family business. I want to dab and celebrate with my players when we score. I want a balcony. I want a court-side seat to a sport I’m not interested in. But, most of all, I want you.

Thank you, Leicester

They said you can’t win anything with this manager.

They said you can’t win against the biggest clubs in the world.

They said you can’t win with non-league players in your team.

That you can’t compete at the highest level with this budget.

That your winning chances are the same as chances of Elvis being alive.

That eventually you’ll falter and return to the bottom.

That it’s just a dream and will never be a reality.

That it’s time to be logical and not be romantic about this.

They said it’s impossible.

Everyone listened to them.

Everyone believed in them.

Except you.

You didn’t care.

You just let the results talk.

You put your head down and worked hard.

You exhibited day in and day out how much you wanted it.

And in the end, you showed the world that fairy tales do exist.

That miracles still happen.

That if you really want something, you don’t have to worry about “them”.

You just have to go and get it.

For a team like you to come and take the giants on with their wealth and experience – not only take on but to beat them – it’s the biggest thing to happen in any sport.

Congratulations Leicester City on winning the league, and thank you. You captured the imagination of the sporting world and beyond with your display of courage and never-give-up attitude.

You have given everyone hope.

The romance is not dead.


You walk in. The door welcomes and greets you on your way. There is a hallway right in front of you. Football, Basketball, Cricket, Tennis, and all other sports have there own entrances on your left and right. You turn to your left after going a bit further. The text on the door right in front of you says “Football”. As soon as you stand in front of it, it changes from being a door to your personal companion. It asks you who your favorite Football player is. You go down your memory lane and in the end, come up with a name that every football fan is aware of!

Your new companion shows you the list of honors your favorite player has ever received, making you proud of who you support. Then he asks you your favorite team is, and again, it makes you proud of who you support. What a feeling! Now that you’re filled of those great feelings, you are asked whether you need any assistance or not. Since this is your first time in here, you say yes. A person comes up to assist you, and this is not any ordinary person! He is the person who knows everything about your favorite game, and this way, he is the most helpful person for you right now.

Now, it’s time to see what was invisible for you till now. You walk in with your assistant, and the things inside just amazes you! It’s just the dressing-room you’ve always wanted to be in! Everything you can ever want to see related to your favorite sport in a single place. Whether it’s the equipment, the trophies, the history, everything. Past, present and the future at the same place! The adrenaline rush inside you tells how excited you are to see all this and experience this. But it’s not the best part. The best is yet to come!

You see these pair of newly designed cleats that you always wanted to get. But yes, it’s way too expensive! You don’t show that feeling on your face, but your heart knows that feeling, only if you had enough money for those. But this assistant you have, right next to you, knows how that feels. He’s been there, just like you. But you move on from those pair, and you find a one that you like, plus it’s also affordable. So what next? You try it on and just buy it?

Not gonna happen here Sir! You wear them, and if it fits you, your assistant has a surprise for you! He leads you straight from that dressing-room to the ground. Yes, you heard it right, to the Football ground! That feeling you get when you leave the dressing room for the ground, ah! So now your assistant tells you to be ready. There’s a goal post right in front of you and there’s some balls too! How can you buy a pair of cleats without even trying them in the real field, right?! You take a step back, and with a deep breath underneath your excitement, you kick the ball….and it’s goal!

So you like these shoes? Good! But wait. Remember the assistant had a surprise for you? It wasn’t this ground he took you on. It’s the pair of those shoes you can’t afford to buy, and since you can’t buy them, you can still try them, right? 🙂

It’s turning out to be the one of your best days of your life! Everything you’ve ever dreamed of is coming true. Playing on the field wearing the shoes Ronaldo and Messi are wearing nowadays, yeah baby!

Most will say what a great dream, but too good to come true. I will just say this, “It’s not a dream, it’s a vision!

Dreams and vision


“Our vision is only actionable if we share it. Without sharing, it’s just a figment of our imagination.”

-Simon Sinek


Be Like That!

Wake up every day in a new place,

Breathing in the exotic scents,

Each day will be my favorite,

Seeing the sunrise and its essence,

Camping in the desert with old friends,

Climbing up the snow-covered peaks,

Making the way through running waters,

I wish that would be me…

If I could be like that,

I’d give anything for that,

No matter where it would take me,

Wish I could be like that…

Taste every food on the map,

Strike every chord and run to the touchdown,

Hit it hard until we go up,

Who cares if we ever come down!

Be with the love of my life,

Every evening is a new date,

Then I can be perfectly sure,

For next day I’ll surely wait…

If I could be like that,

I’d give anything for that,

No matter where it would lead me,

If only I could be like that…