1. If there were no goal posts on the field there's no game.
-Just imagine everyone running and kicking the ball but no goals can be scored. It will be just so boring. No one will bother to watch it. Thus, the million dollar question is, do I have worthwhile goals that I am pursuing in this life or just kicking away every day of my life aimlessly . Ahh!! OMG it will be just so boring and depressing.
2. Every player who played at World Cup are a cut above the rest of their countrymen.
-To qualify for their national team all these players had a sickening schedule with the most arduous physical and mental training. And certainly their life was not balanced. They sacrificed family, friends for
the bigger mission, they knew what to say "no" to and whom to say "yes" to. Therefore personally, I can inculcate that If I am pursuing a dream to fruition I have to learn to say "No" to some friends and family who are not supportive. I have to practice like a champion everyday maybe 12-14 hours a day with laser focus.
3. Don't keep looking at your past accomplishments.
-Adapt to new ideas and strategies. Scolari (who has resigned by now)was an old school coach of Brazil and they were basking more in their past glory hence they lost their cool when the Germans scored so early in the game. If you have done great in the past, then it's fantastic! Pat on your shoulders!! But that's over now. It was perhaps accomplished with techniques that are already outdated. However, to go to a brand new level, we need a brand new technique.
-Portugal had Ronaldo, Brazil had Neymar, Argentina had Messi but Germany had a team and even though none of their players had a stalwart stature, however these no name players had a team work which ennobled them to lift the trophy. Now a question that needs to be introspected by all, are we the only bread winner or are we building teams for success? Because during those junctures of life when we are down, it's the team that will back us up in all respects particularly financial security
5. I believe, Holland lost to Argentina in penalty shootout. Perhaps because they sent their weakest guy for the first penalty kick, but Argentina on the contrary sent their best, Messi!! And when he scored and the other couldn't, panic crept in and Holland missed again!
-Thus always put your best foot forward, look for the best association to develop yourself, read the right books watch and listen the best stuff that elevates your spirit, restart with the biggest momentum and eventually all past toxicity will be wiped off.
6. To score a goal is not a cake-walk.
-You have to hustle, dribble through so many offense and defense and they will try to stop you with all their might, physically abuse you, you may even be carried away on a stretcher. This was evident enough as so many players were injured including Neymar, just because they wanted to score. Even the German captain had blood all over his face as he received the World Cup. In life the moment you put your head above the general crowd, u will be thrown stones, REJECTION IS THE PRICE OF AMBITION. Bountiful people, as well as situation and distraction will try to foul you to kick you out of the game but you need to physically and mentally construct yourself to counter all of them. And when you eventually score, you rise above all challenges. Fame, money and all of "them" will now respect you and want to be like YOU.
Last but, not the least, my ultimate observation,
7. Believe in the almighty or a superior power.
-Almost every player was praying in and out of the field, before the game, before a shot and in all different times. Remember even a skilled doctor can only give the medicines but then he leaves the patient on the ultimate power.
When life takes you for a ride, just pray with all your might as ‘PRAYER CAN CHANGE THINGS’. Also gratitude is also of utmost importance in our prayers. Express gratitude for what you have and pray for what you want.