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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Score your own goals

I saw some football fans gathered round in a certain drinking bar after their team had woefully disappointed them in a recently tough-to-decide match in the champions’ league tournament. They were so frustrated that they quickly laid the cause of their defeat on some key players as the source of their loss.

Some of them, depressed and angry have to resort to alcohol or alcoholic beverages to see if they could forget the trauma caused by them remembering the “slow motion” of the single goal netted by their opponents that bid them a premature goodbye in the classic league of champions! Worrying or no worrying, I imagined in my mind that this would not solve the issue!

I later thought of the fact that due to the passion with which these depressed fans followed their team, they could have done everything possible to make that team take the trophy if they had been put among the 11 men decision making squad on the pitch. Yes! But unfortunately, they were outside the field and their being outside the field has absolutely no influence on the results on the score board!

In life, number one; “you don’t have to leave your chances in the hands of someone whom you know is not competent enough to cause effects using your opportunities and think you will celebrate your success”.

Number two; “you don’t leave those opportunities not attempted and expect a positive result”. It is unlikely to happen today, not tomorrow and never forever!
Success is not luck! Excellence is as a result of a deliberate effort to lift your bar from inch to inch. You can’t make statements like “I was just coming back from church, them all of a sudden, I became excellent”. What’s that?

It is good you dream as big as the blue ocean, but the dreams become a reality when you take hold of the opportunities available to you to step into the world and work those dreams out.
Don’t confuse motion with action. Motion means your legs are carrying you all about; but action tells that you are being carried about a business that matters! Believe in your dreams, work and live them well through action!
“To believe something, and not live it is dishonesty”
~ Mohandas Gandhi

Perhaps you have been wondering about how you will win the tournaments of life. This is an important moment of your life. Just know where your goals are. Dress in the jersey of action and enter the game of vision! Work with your talents, skills, and tactics and with determination!

Don’t commit any foul; don’t put yourself on an offside position. Be at the right place at the right time. Attack your failures and defend your goals; look up and watch the time because the whistle may blow at any time. Don’t waste the chances you get! Target the goals and with winning in focus, you will be there!

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