Argentinians went into a state of coma when Messi missed on a much-needed penalty which could have saved the team’s fate from a disastrous exit of the World cup. Penalty shootouts have always been Messi’s forte, but something didn’t click for the GOAT in that instant. He failed.
There wasn’t anything that he could do, except walk back with head hung in despair. To have failed his country in a world cup battle, in front of billions of sports lover, is indeed a feeling of greater disappointment.
Let’s see how Messi motivates us to give our best despite the results not being in our favur.
4 life lessons that Messi teaches us to opt to!
Humble regardless of the failures
Messi doesn’t deserve a world cup or the world cup doesn’t deserve him, formed the crux of Argentina’s battle. here will be moments, so gruelling when you’d feel- ok, that’s enough. I ain’t taking it no more. And that happens even to the best. It is completely human to encounter such emotions.
Ever tried, Ever failed, No matter, Try again, Fail again, Fail better– That’s all you must do when under strenuous moments.
The pain, the setbacks are completely natural that will shape you to emerge stronger and better in the upcoming days.
You will sulk at times, don’t give up!
You may be the best amongst the rest. Regardless of your field or profession, every person at some point of life will have to endure such unbearable pain and defeats, humiliations which could send your sulking on your knees.
Be it the cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar, golf legend Tiger Woods or F1 legend Michael Schumacher, you will have to pass through a series of testing conditions which would do more harm than good. There won’t be an easy way out for you!
You need a teacher at times, and who better than sports?
As Sylvester Stallone says in the blockbuster Rocky series- “ It’s not about how hard you hit, it is always about how many hits you can take and still keep moving.”
The best thing about sports is that it teaches you life skills. Yes! It’s perhaps the best Guru or Teacher that you’d come across in your lifetime. Messi’s example is a rock-solid testimony of that fact. You might fail more often than you’d succeed. But ask yourself, should that failure stop you?
Are you really that good enough?
You will go through phases when your abilities will be questioned, regardless of your stature. People who once worshipped you will eventually pass curses at you. That’s how life is. Bloody unfair! The quicker you get a hold of this, the better it’s for you.
You will not always succeed. There will be hard times, there surely will be worst times, but remember one thing- Hard times either make you or break you. If you’ve been broken once, then you will surely make it next time!