World Cup Lessons

July 11, 2014

Like many people around the world, I have very much enjoyed this World Cup soccer tournament. It has been very exciting and fun to watch. So much, that it has made fans of my other family members who never appreciated soccer as much as I do.

It’s interesting that my family is noticing some things that I’ve always been aware of in this game. I will use the greatest example for my theme today. Players face adversity in each game. The get tackled, bumped, bruised, and knocked to the ground. Here’s the interesting thing. Some players get barely bumped and go down to the ground writhing in pain as if they’ve been shot. Others get sent tumbling to the ground, but then get up immediately and get right back into the action of the game.

Which player would you rather be? You will get knocked down and tackled at times in life. I believe that when that happens, instead of dwelling on the pain and staying on the ground, it is best to get yourself up as soon as possible and get right back into the action of the game. You will gain the respect of those around you and will reach your goal quicker. In addition, you will have more fun getting there.

The key to achieving your goals is persistence and not giving up, even when you are knocked to the ground. That’s what champions are made of. Enjoy the blessings 🙂