inspiring lessons from a great footballer

Hey, David Beckham!

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What’s with football that makes it as one of the most well-loved sports in the world that even the Beatles can’t get enough of it?

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I know that you’re not even wondering why I placed David up there, obviously because he’s considered as a football superstar. But what you don’t know about him is one fact that from the time I knew about it, I began to look up to him as man with true determination and passion in his chosen field . I began to have a huge respect for him. Though I must confess, what I only knew then about him was that…

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…he is the husband of Victoria Beckham and that…

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…he plays really good football and that…

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…his legs are insured for millions of dollars!

That’s about it.

And what did I learn about David that changed the way I looked at him?

Here it goes.

In a 2007 interview, Beckham said that, “At school whenever the teachers asked, ‘What do you want to do when you’re older?’ I’d say, ‘I want to be a footballer.’ And they’d say, ‘No, what do you really want to do, for a job?’ But that was the only thing I ever wanted to do. (Wikipedia)

 

See???

Do you understand me now?

David really knew what he wanted to be, and that is to be a footballer. He may sound silly at that time but he was so firm to stick to his goal and look at where he ended up, he has scored thousands of goals (am I exaggerating???) during his entire football career and still counting.

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I am really wondering what his teachers are thinking are right now.

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David taught me a very valuable lesson and that is to be what you want to be and not what others want you to be.

 Go football! :)

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