Is the ball in my court?

Is the ball in my court?

By Rajesh Setty on Sat 12 Jul 2008, 6:11 PM – 2 Comments

The typical question you may ask is “Is the ball in my court?”

Unfortunately, this question is flawed if you assume that there is only one ball to handle. Generally, there are many balls in the air. Here are some of them:

* A ball that relates to your work

* A ball that relates to your family

* A ball that relates to your social life

* A ball that relates to your long-term projects

* <<fill in the blanks here>>

So, in the process of trying to figure out whether the ball is in your court or not, you might forget to ask the real question which is

How many people are in my court?

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Veeranna Ronad  on July 13th, 2008

Very good example of lateral thinking. But I feel, most of the time, each person is alone in his court. Very few will back him. This may be due to change in the culture / tradition.

Rajesh Setty  on July 13th, 2008


Really – you can rarely do anything alone. You have to have people in your court – all the time. You may not see them as such but they are there.

On the other hand, you are also present in the courts of MANY people who are in your network.

You play your game in your court and you also help other people play their game in their court.



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