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.”

 

Article Sources:

 

Comments

Powered by Facebook Comments

Related posts

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell is a man of high expectations, and he always surpasses them. Learn the keys to success of this blunt, says it like it is, TV personality.

Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons, the over-confident, charismatic, powerful rock-star had a tough life. The stuff he saw as a child ultimately shaped his personality to become that of a bold individual which would soon benefit his career as a rock-star and branding genius.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Gaga is an extremely artistic, self expressive musician who has the great ability to live her image, and be exactly who she envisions. She has impressive song writing skills along with gutsy fashion statements, and being boldly out of the ordinary, Lady Gaga completely trusts her gut instincts.

Adversity Is Like A Card Game

Adversity Is Like A Card Game

Whatever game of cards you play, no matter which game, the rule of thumb is always the same: Its not about the cards you’re dealt, it’s about what you do with those cards that will decide how you finish the game. Adversity is all in overcoming the obstacle in front of you and finishing the game strong! Whatever your dealt, understand that its not the final decision, the victory is in your hands.

Michael Jordan’s ‘Maybe It’s My Fault’ Commercial

Michael Jordan's 'Maybe It's My Fault' Commercial

Michael Jordan's commercial is powerful and insightful breaking down every excuse in the book and claiming them all to be invalid. The NBA legend himself narrates this motivating commercial, stating that making excuses is easier than blaming ourselves. He clearly knows a thing or do about how to succeed, and cutting our excuses is the focal point of his ad.

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington is probably the most successful African American A list actor who paved his own way with his many portrays of real life figures such as Malcolm X. However, Denzel had many roadblocks and setbacks along the way and was very confused about who he was and where he was going. Find out how he was able to turn things around to reach his throne.