Of all the world cups that have ever been played, Brazil 2014 was the one I followed the most. I watched most of the matches.
In fact, during the game that Germany scored Brazil 7:1, I got teary-eyed. That’s how absorbed I was in the competition.
When it was finally completed, I felt that I had seen so many kicks, tricks and strategies that I was in a place where I could play great football myself.
I went out one afternoon with a friend called Dzikorkoe to our former school, Anloga EP Basic School.
We saw a group of young boys playing football and just like me, Dzikorkoe also felt he was a world-class footballer.
We asked the boys for a pass, just so we could display some of the skills we were burning to exhibit.
I made a bet with my friend that there’s no way I would miss a particular target. However, when I hit the ball, I missed the said target by a mile.
I was disappointed in myself. But that’s not all. I was also confused. “How could I have watched so much of quality football and still be such a bad player?” I wondered.
We don’t get better at life by watching other people live theirs. We’ll only make it by putting in the effort in our own lives.
This may sound like common sense but with the advent of social media, most of us only spend quality time watching other people live.
Watching or listening to them without making the conscious effort to practise the principles won’t change anything.
Need I say more?
As written by Ebenezer Agbey Quist
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