“Never let anyone convince you that you are not good enough”
Ithink as a woman, I have it in my DNA to multitask. But more seriously, each of these jobs, of a sportsperson, a celebrity, a philanthropist, a wife, a daughter, and a sister, is of supreme importance to me, and hence, I don’t feel the strain in finding out time to try and succeed while donning different roles. Finding the perfect balance between the many worlds that I inhabit is not a battle for me. I try to do the best I can and be as true to myself as possible while I do it and trust that everything will take care of itself for the better. But, it isn’t easy by any means and it’s constant work and effort, which I enjoy.
That said, ‘me time’ is very important to me especially when I am competing. When I am at tournaments, I try and get as much ‘me time’ to try and stay fresh and 100 per cent for the matches since it requires complete focus. Whether it is going out for coffee by myself into the city, walks or binge watching shows, it all counts. I think you can have it all as long as you believe you can and are ready to work for it. One piece of advice I would like to give to my younger self though would be to be a little more patient. And I’d like to tell the young women out there trying to achieve different things to just believe in yourself, love what you do and never let anyone convince you that you are not good enough. Half the battle is won!
sania mirza 30 Sportsperson Hyderabad, Dubai