The Cricket World Cup is in full swing and any cricket fan will definitely be watching all the interesting matches. But there are a lot of things that writers can learn from the World Cup as well! Read on to learn more.
1. Perseverance pays
The Afghanistan cricket team has only one word for it: perseverance. From a war-torn country with complete lack of facilities, here is a team that qualified for the World Cup. This in itself is a huge achievement. Similarly, writers need to focus on their goal, and take baby steps to get there. Success will not come overnight, but if you persist, you will eventually be rewarded with a successful and interesting writing career.
2. Always deliver results
As a writer, you need to consistently ensure that you are delivering good quality work to your clients. From teams like the defending champions India, and other strong teams like New Zealand and Australia, we can learn that one can never rest on past laurels and there is a need to keep pushing oneself for the next goal. Writers must always do their best on every job they accept and ultimately, it will result in success.
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3. Teamwork is King
It is only through teamwork that the game can be won. So far, we have seen that the teams that understood each other well and worked together are winning. This can be applied to a writing career as well. Writers often have to collaborate on various projects with other writers. If you are a writer, you will also have to understand and deliver on client requirements. For this, it is essential to have an open communication system. Good teamwork relies on communication, reliability, and trust. If this can be managed, then any problem can be tackled heads on.
4. Take pride in your work
Many of the teams playing in the Cricket World Cup take pride in what they do. Whether they are big teams like Australia or India, or the so-called minnows of the game like Ireland or UAE, every team has taken pride in playing the game for their country. Similarly, the cricket fans from all over the world have also left no stone unturned to support their teams. If a writer can embrace such immense pride in writing, there is no substitute for it. This will make you feel good about your work, keep you hopeful when you are losing, and will ultimately lead to good results.
5. Keep hoping!
In a cricket match, only one team can win. Similarly, of all the fourteen teams participating, only one will go home with the World Cup. However, ultimately performance and intentions matter as much as winning. This is a good lesson for writers to take away from the World Cup. If you lose out on a project, if you are unable to find success for a long time, if you are not paid on time, do not lose heart. There is a better way to do things and with time, you too will succeed. Keep hoping and trust in your own abilities and one day, everything will fall in place.
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