A world cup which inspires you to follow your dream.
We all know how Ronaldo and Messi have had humble beginnings, all because of their hard work and love of this sport they’ve managed to achieve that most people only dream of achieving. I know the debate about Ronaldo and Messi is an endless one but we can’t deny the fact that they’ve been at their lowest lows and managed to get here, through all the criticism. At age 15, Ronaldo was diagnosed with a racing heart and he had to undergo surgery if he had to continue playing football. While at age 10, Messi was diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency. Hence, I’ve got huge respect just for their work ethic and dedication towards the sport, that all through these hardships their vision remained true and it never wavered.
“You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.” – Lionel Messi
“We should make the most of life, enjoy it because that’s the way it is.” – Cristiano Ronaldo
Like I already said, we know too well about these great icons of football, but this world cup has new stories about pure dedication, spirit and the will to never give up.
The Iranian keeper, born 21st September 1992 ran away from home when he was teenager to fulfil his dream of becoming a professional footballer, where he was homeless of sometime. He worked odd jobs while training with the club, worked at a clothes store, also he worked in a car wash for a while. Fast forward to his 20s and here he is living the dream all because he worked hard. The highlight of his career which he can tell his kids one day, he saved Ronaldo’s penalty. All because he dared to dream and more importantly he believed in his dream so bad that he was ready to go homeless for his dream. Always believe in your dream.
José Ignacio Fernández Iglesias (Nacho)
Nacho came into the Real Madrid youth systems at age 11, he got diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 12 and the doctor advised him to stop playing all together but he wasn’t going to give up so easy and he took a second opinion and ever since he has been carrying his medication wherever he goes with the team. Here is him scoring a goal for his country against Portugal in the world cup.
The point I’m trying to make is pretty simple, know where you want to go in life and make sure you work hard till you’ve achieved your goal. We see all the success and wish we could get there, what many of us don’t realise is that, we can also get the success we want and not just wish for it, all you’ve to do is take that first step. Wouldn’t you like to increase your chances of achieving your goal by 42%? Considering that most of the people’s goal is still at 0%, I say 42% is quiet some progress. According to a study conducted by psychology professor Dr. Gail Matthews, ‘You are 42% more likely to achieve your goals just by writing it down.’ Here’s what I want you to do, write down what you’re passionate about, what do you want to do in life. Once you have that down, keep reminding yourself of your goals because it’s easy for people to drift in the hustle and bustle of life and forget about their dreams. It gives you clarity and helps keep your vision fixed. Writing down your dream won’t help you achieve it overnight, but it’ll motivate you to work on it. What are you waiting for?
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