Our strength matching system — the system that discovers the strengths in a person and then matches them with a corresponding career — can often lead to startling coincidences.
We were recently counselling a 9th standard boy in Vadodara in the presence of his parents. The boy's strengths pointed very strongly towards a career in sports, more specifically in cricket. The psychometric tests indicated a phenomenal aptitude and strength for cricket. For Indian children we do not normally advise a single-minded focus on sports as a full-time career considering the non-professional hurdles that are often encountered along the way. We usually prefer to recommend that the strength in sports be first worked upon as a hobby. In this case, however, the test results were overwhelmingly pointing towards cricket; we were convinced that he will certainly succeed in cricket. We therefore made this suggestion — of cricket as a career — very strongly.
It was only after seeing our strong conviction that the parents revealed the identity of the child. He happened to be the grandson of one of India's greatest and most respected cricketers, once captain of the Indian cricket team and a legend on the international stage. How's that?