Just because someone in authority told you that you will experience a difficulty when you get to a particular stage in life doesn’t mean it is always true. Statistics might make it seem true but it all depends on your perception and preparation. “To learn that skill is difficult”, “Life is difficult”, etc are examples of things you hear these days.
People who accept such mistake palm oil for crude oil, pussycat for tiger and a monkey for Gorilla.Your perspective matters because there will always be naysayers in your life that amplify little challenges.
Take a look at Real Madrid, the naysayers were like “Do you know that Buffon has a clean sheet and have only conceded three goals in the league?”, “Do you know that Juventus defense is like the wall of Jericho; Barcelona could not break it” etc. Some people went ahead to brag about Juventus saying “if Real Madrid win, I will run naked”, “if Ronaldo score a brace, I will trek to Ibadan” I hope they do all that. But what happened? Real Madrid used Juventus to train, dominated first and second half with ball possession. Made their opponents defense look porous. Sent Buffing to retirement with four goals in a single match.
Modric( Madrid player) was named worst transfer in 2012 but was crowned best midfielder in the world this year (2017). Believe in yourself, it’s only a mediocre that will see it as pride.
WHOSOEVER YOU LISTEN TO CONTROLS YOUR DESTINY.
Ronaldo, despite his good performance has always been criticized. But he chooses who he listens to. He said ” Zidane believed in all of us. He gave us his trust and he trusted us. He always talked to us and made us believe” He also praised Zidane for delivering the right words at half time
“Zidane’s chat was very positive. He believes in us a lot and in the second half we showed that we are very good” he said.
Be careful with people. Surround yourself with people who believe in you:and these people are very few. Leave your results for your critics to deal with. ” I answered on the pitch. The people who criticized me have to put the guitar back in its case again” Ronaldo. Don’t seek the approval or validation of critics. Choose wisely who you give your attention and listen to. Look for people that will tell you “I believe you die, I believe you ehhhhh” just like Portharcourt people would say.
SHARE YOUR SUCCESS WITH YOUR FAMILY
As you can see on the picture, Madrid players were celebrating their success with their families. Family should always be a priority. They are the ones that should matter most to you. Carry your wife along and also your children. Your success as a parent inspires your children.
BE CONTENTED WITH WHERE YOU ARE BUT DON’T BE SATISFIED.
There are still many grounds to conquer. So don’t be overwhelmed with a particular success . ” Next objective? Next Champions League, although it won’t be easy” Ronaldo said. This is someone that finished as the top scorer and just completed 600 career goals (Head 103, Left foot 111, Right foot 384, Pen*s 1, Hip 1) and he is thinking of the next Champions League. He also said after the game “I have to rest now. I have a qualification game with Portugal and the confederations Cup…”
PREPARATION IS THE KEY TO CONFIDENCE
I follow some Madrid players on social media. All of them said they were ready. Marcelo said ” more than ready for Cardiff” , Zidane said ” the players are f**cking ready” Ronaldo said “I promise that we will return in a few days to celebrate another Champions League title” You don’t make such statements if you are not prepared. Someone said ” Ronaldo can be a better president for… because he is consistent and delivers on his promise” another said ” Ronaldo should be added to Oxford Dictionary. Ronaldo (meaning)- something you can rely on e.g I Ronaldo in God. You can’t have such if you don’t prepare.
SUCCESS IS NOT A SPRINT BUT A MARATHON.
“dey no dey use 4 litres of fuel watch season film” Aba proverb.
Juventus started with grit and determination. The made few attempts but Madrid maintained their stability. Madrid scored and Juventus equalized still Madrid were not under tension but played confidently. The maintained possession of the ball and also were in charge of the mid field. They were not in a haste but juventus were. Madrid were consistent, focused and stable. They knew Juventus would get tired because a sprint only last for a while but success takes time and strategy.
WHATSOEVER YOU DO, COMMIT INTO GOD’S HAND.
I saw Navas kneeling down and praying at his goal post as he normally does (look at the picture). Sergio Ramos and Marcelo were shown lifting up their hands and praying to God while entering the field. Prayer works. God is Real and still speaks. Two of my friends told me they had dreams about Madrid winning. I also did (twice) but I don’t take such serious because it is football but it happened. God speaks and is concerned about the affairs of men.
DON’T ENVY ANYBODY. EVERYBODY HAS HIS OWN TIME.
When your time comes, it’s usually not by might or power. It took Ferguson 34 years to win two European cups, Heynckes 33 years, Ancellotti 12 years, Mourinho 10 years, Guardiola 3 years while it took Zidane just 1.5 years. Zidane (two years coaching) has more important trophies than 21 years of Arsene Wenger’s coaching career. It seems Zidane is fulfilling scriptures “So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy” , “I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all” Be patient, your time will come ‘There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.’ —Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
LISTENING TO GOOD MUSIC IS A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION.
The musician that performed along side Black Eyed Peas was putting on a clothing with No. 7 at the back (Ronaldo’s number). And they were all singing “Tonight gonna be a good night” It was really good music for Ronaldo and also a good night.
DON’T SEEK THE APPROVAL OF YOUR ENEMIES
Barcelona were fully in support of Juventus. Even though Juventus warned them on twitter not to because they didn’t t want to end up like others, the kept supporting. The referee that officiated the match was also a bit partial but all these did not make Madrid to cower. They were confident in themselves and believed in winning. Now, Barcelona. have congratulated Madrid reluctantly via twitter. That is to say, if someone doesn’t support you, it shouldn’t be your problem. Once you succeed, the will shamefully congratulate you. So focus on succeeding and not seeking validation.
YOU CAN BE SUCCESSFUL IN MORE THAN ONE VENTURE.
Ronaldo, apart from being a world class player has other successful ventures. He has has a 4 star hotel in Madeira (Pestana CR7 Funchal) and another in Lisbon. He has his own fitness center(CR7 crunch fitness), a perfume brand (CR7 legacy) , a clothing line for boxers, blankets, denim e.t.c , CR7 foot wear, Ronaldo kick ‘n’ Run (video game), CR7 Musuem, CR7 Selfie (App) e.tc. He has sponsorship deals with Nike, Bugatti, Tag Heuer, MEO, Pokerstars, Nubia, Tourismo Madeira, Clear Men, Six Pad, Xtrade e.t.c coupled with his 103 million followers on instagram (that’s the population 5 countries if the are less than 20 million). Be good at something, it opens doors to many others.
Champions League Final:Juventus 1- 4 Real Madrid (Ronaldo 2,Casemiro 1, Asensio 1) – Deal with it!!!
This season was a successful one for Madrid.
#HalaMadid First team to win champions league back-to-back in this era. #ZizouEffect 12 Champions League Titles (Our clock is complete), #CHAMP12NS
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