The match between Real Madrid and Juventus football clubs have come and gone. However, there are some lessons to be learnt from it. This may seem like something you have heard over and over again, but sometimes an overflogged counsel can suddenly have a new meaning.
It is a fact that life is a battleground or a place of constant war whichever you prefer. You should prepare for every war as if your life depends on it no matter the venue. Even if it will be fought in your domain, fight like you are in an unknown land. The formation of Zidane and the initial attitude of the team was like the battle was already half won. Probably because they were sitting pretty on a solid away victory.
The invasion and goals scored by Juve in Bernabeau seemed like a dream to the Blancos. Thank God they woke up before the damage was totally done. Always remember “it is not over until it is over.” Never give up, even when it seems useless to fight back. Don’t lock up your armoury when the battle seems TO BE lost. Fight till it is won or lost.
There is the need to tell yourself after every stage of victory that there are more grounds to conquer. Because life is a battle ground, every victory is a promotion into greater battle. Also bear in mind that if you are focused and determined, your enemy’s mistake could pave way to your victory.
When you are under intense pressure, your attitude to the object of pressure goes a long way in shaping your behaviour. At a time that the match seemed totally lost, some people were calling to ask me “Madam how market?” I replied “Market is good”. Power of positive confession. I chose to be positive about whatever the outcome. Sometimes you hear fans commiting suicide or engaging in violence over football matches.
All said, there are so many things in life to learn from. Our environment is a teacher. Congratulations once again to Real Madrid and I hope they go further to conquer greater heights and bring the cup to Spain.
She is the founder of Cassandra's Diary, a forum for trashing out issues in families.
Married to Dele, they are blessed with 3 children, Temi, Tolu and Alexandra.
In summary, my team and I, we are counselors and public speakers with a passion to raise model families.