Was achieved! After 36 years, Argentina managed to win again Soccer World Cup thanks to Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccitini.
“La Pulga” almost managed to lift the coveted FIFA World Cup trophy in Brazil, but he and the Albiceleste team were defeated by Mario Götze’s winning goal in the 118th minute of the game.
However, with this triumph, Messi solidifies himself as one of the legendary figures of international soccer with Copas América, trophies with which he Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona and now finally the World Cup.
We share 5 basic phrases from Lionel Messi that you can apply in your life.
5 phrases of Messi
1. About success
“It took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success”
Messi made his debut for the Argentinian Old Boys team when he was 13 years old, but was able to play with Barcelona’s first team until 2004. Although he was already a great player, he was far from becoming the star he was in his prime and even today.
Lesson: Success takes time. There are no shortcuts and the only secret formula is perseverance.
2. About teamwork
“Without the help of my teammates I would be nothing at all. I wouldn’t win titles, or prizes, or anything.”
No one can doubt that the Number 10 of the Argentine National Team is an indisputable star, but by himself he would never have managed to win the Cup. La Escaloneta managed to break the streak of 36 years thanks to the efforts of each of its members: Dibu, Di María, etc.
Lesson: Fellowship can never be taken for granted. The most successful people know that there are no stars in teams, only leaders who help their teammates. Messi has always spoken well of teammates like Puyol, Xavi, Iniesta, Neymar, Mbappé, Suárez, etc.
3. On complacency
“The day it seems like there are no improvements to be made is going to be a very sad day for any player.”
Although it is true that Messi always showed special skills, if these had not been worked on he would have fallen by the wayside like so many other promising players. Lionel has been considered a living legend for years, but that’s not why he has stopped training.
Lesson: Improvement is possible, always, even for living legends.
4. On loving what you do
“The day I don’t enjoy playing on the pitch, I’m going to quit football”.
It is a special experience to see Lionel Messi open up space on the field of play. It’s almost like watching someone go into a trance with only one goal. Not only is it a special capacity for concentration, it is undoubtedly the result of doing what you love the most.
Lesson: Nothing you do in life is worth it if in the long run it causes you much more suffering than satisfaction.
5. On being a good person
“In the end, when all this is over, what do you take with you? My intention is that when I retire, I will be remembered for being a good guy.”
Much was said that Messi was a “cold chest” for having a serene temperament, although later he aroused controversy due to his more “Maradonian” attitudes. Lionel is generally recognized as a good companion, an excellent father and husband, and generally an example to follow.
Lesson: There are no medals or awards that are worth if you are not a good person who sets a good example, especially if you have children. To transcend, awards are not enough.
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March Violante Martha Elena Violante (March Violante) is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Emprendedor.com and has a 10+ year career in digital journalism. She has interviewed figures such as Randi Zuckerberg, Daniele Lamarre, Zoe Saldana, among others. She has worked in media such as Entrepreneur in Spanish and English, Alto Nivel, Cine PREMIERE, México Desconocido, among others. “We are entrepreneur.com”