Lionel Messi

Born: June 24, 1987 Argentina | Successful For: Soccer Star | Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Messi Success

Inner Keys to Success:

  • USE YOUR CHALLENGES TO MOTIVATE YOU: When he was diagnosed with hormone deficiency, he GREW the right mindset. Where most would have given up, Messi thrived. Lionel Messi was always shorter than his teammates and opponents, but instead of making it an excuse or feel self-pity, he used it to give him that extra boost of drive. Messi explains “Something deep in my character allows me to take the hits and get on with trying to win.” In response to Messi’s own childhood medical difficulties, through his charity, he has the privilege to support Argentine children diagnosed with medical conditions by offering treatment in Spain and covering the transport, hospital, and recuperation costs. Messi had the right perspective as he used his adversity as a means of motivation that ignited his success. “You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.”
  • FOCUS ON HELPING OTHERS, IT WILL COME BACK TO YOU: Messi has his own charity, donates often and is even an ambassador for UNICEF. His generous and humble ways have made him a well-rounded leader and role model. In a fan site interview, Messi said: “Being a bit famous now gives me the opportunity to help people who really need it, especially children”.  This is what makes him a genuine star. Messi understood that he had to help himself FIRST, and when he was strong enough he was capable of helping others. “For my part, I try to do my bit to make people’s lives more bearable, in particular children across the globe who are having problems.”
  • PASSION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT: Messi clearly has a burning desire for anything to do with football as he once stated “Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn’t thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I’m just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasn’t paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing.” The Argentine world class striker is a huge success as a result of his genuine passion for the game: “I always thought I wanted to play professionally, and I always knew that to do that I’d have to make a lot of sacrifices. I made sacrifices by leaving Argentina, leaving my family to start a new life. I changed my friends, my people. Everything. But everything I did, I did for football, to achieve my dream.”

Lionel Messi Success

“It takes sacrifice as well as talent.” – Lionel Messi


Little Known Success Fact:

MA 13-year-old Messi signed his first contract with Barcelona on a used napkin. He was so keen that he wanted to ensure they signed him before the end of dinner. So the club’s sporting director, Charly Rexach, called for the barman at their restaurant meeting and prepared a contract on what now hangs in Messi’s lawyer’s office as the most celebrated paper napkin.


 “I have fun like a child in the street. When the day comes when I’m not enjoying it, I will leave football.”


Inspired by Lionel Messi… Click below for his recommended books & bio’s: 


Article Sources:



Powered by Facebook Comments

Related posts

Are You Afraid Of Success

Are You Afraid Of Success

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

Will Smith’s Wisdom On Tavis Smiley Interview

Will Smith's Wisdom On Tavis Smiley Interview

Travis Smiley interviews the always motivating Will Smith who reveals what he uses to motivate himself and the single most important reason he has conquered so much in his journey; 'Never being outworked'...

Bryan Cranston’s Moving Emmy Speech

Bryan Cranston's Moving Emmy Speech

The Breaking Bad star took home the Lead Actor Award and definitely the top speech at the Emmy's. A tearful Cranston discussed how much he loves acting and how passionate he is! Being the winner of the award possibly hints some truth to his statement. "Take a chance, take a risk, find that passion, rekindle it, and fall in love all over again, it's really worth it!

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Media giant, Oprah Winfrey has the Midas touch, everything she touches turns to gold. But her life was definitely not an easy road, in fact Oprah was sexually abused when she was young, she was known to be a rebellious and bratty teenager, and at just 14, was pregnant with a little boy who died prematurely in just 2 weeks. Find out what characteristics led her to become a true heroine of our times and one who is often labelled ‘the most influential woman in the world.’

Jordan Belfort’s 6 Steps to Success

Jordan Belfort's 6 Steps to Success

The Wolf Of Wall Street reveals his 6 very powerful guidelines that makes success inevitable. Find out what philosophies and traits assisted Jordan Belfort in becoming a money making machine earning $50 million a year and once reportedly making $12 million in three minutes. "Modelling a successful person can turn a decade into a day".

Georges St-Pierre

Georges St-Pierre

Find out how a garbage man and a true science nerd at heart who almost considered a career as a palaeontologist became the best pound for pound fighter in the world. Georges St-Pierre had the mental preparation and mastered his art to perfection, find out how he did it, and what he believes was the key ingredients to success in the Octagon.

Sidney Crosby Tim Hortons Commercial: Doing Something You Love

Sidney Crosby Tim Hortons Commercial: Doing Something You Love

At FeelingSuccess we believe passion is one of the most common traits among the successful, and is often the least taught thing in the personal growth industry. Here's an amazing clip where NHL superstar Sidney Crosby re-affirms our belief in passion where a young Crosby (around 14 years old) says: "Wouldn't it be amazing? Getting up everyday and playing, doing something that you love to do" - Sidney Crosby

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz’s fun and witty lyrics along with his be-yourself style gives him a creative edge over his competition. Find out how he became an inspiring hip-hop artist, developed a following called Taylor Gang, and what you can learn from his keys to success.

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

The Greatest, The Champ, The Louisville Lip, Muhammad Ali is considered one of the most iconic and enthusiastic boxers in history. Ever curious as to how he became one of the most recognizable names in sports, and what beliefs led him to be 'The Greatest'? Find out what key traits made this wise boxer so legendary...