Thursday 26 June 2014

Top 8 reasons to love FOOTBALL

The game of football drives everyone crazy irrespective of one’s age. The game is filled with passion, hard work and complete dedication of the players; who want to perform and win for their respective teams. Vince Lombardi very beautifully quoted “Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority”. 

If we look at the game of football from a different point of view, it teaches us many things in life. Confused with the comparison, let’s have a look at it from my point of view and I am sure you will fall in love with FOOTBALL once again.

Now let’s for some time visualize ourselves as football (we). We tackle many situations in life or in other words life keeps testing us by creating different circumstances and thus we keep passing
(being kicked) from one role to another, doing our complete justice. 

1. Team Players:: Positivity
A person’s positive attitude towards life, the thoughts one possess, good deeds, dedication, hard work, enthusiasm, honesty and passion helps to reach our Dreams (goals) in life. It’s very intelligently quoted by Felicity Luckey that “When You achieve your football goals,you never know what football dream you inspire in the life of another.”

2. Defender Players::Negativity
Life would be comfortable and easy going if there would be no obstacles; but few situations rather kick us in another direction thus, restricting us to attain our dreams (goals). The Negative Thoughts, false assumptions & our fear block our way to achieve good in life. As life is all about get going one must not mind the kicks which stop us instead take them as lessons to move forward to achieve aims (Goal).

3. Goals::Achievements
Our dreams, objective in life, achievements, aims and targets set are our goals. Thus, life is full of aims, full of vigor, enthusiasm and gives us a direction to move ahead in life. “In life, as in football, you won't go far unless you know where the goalposts are.” -Arnold H. Glasow

Football - Reasons to love Football
Football is just like us 

4. Goal Keeper:: Inner conscious
In the game of life it is our instincts and conscious which keeps checking us that we do everything in a right manner. They act as a firewall and restricts us from taking the wrong track. We can only score a goal if our inner conscious allows us to guides us to lead to destination.

5. Coach::Belief
“Believe you can achieve your football goals and you are half way there”- Anonymous, This quote is very apt as our own belief is our mentor. This belief is instilled in us by our teachers, our parents, our friends and our well-wishers and it gives us an extra boost to perform our tasks well.

6. Extra Time::Second Chance
Sometimes, Life gives us few more chances to prove ourselves & fulfill goals, so utilizing it efficiently is responsible task.

7. Half Time::Wakeup Alarm
When tired in the path of struggle and about to lose focus, it’s a reminder call that tells us to work harder for another half.

8. Cards:: limits
Everything in world is set in its limits, if we cross it we need to pay for it.

On a final note, every little thing around us teaches many values of life; it is up to our own point of view of analyzing and applying the same in our day to day activities. So, set your goals, frame a game plan and work out to reach to it….and enjoy Football life :))

“The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle problems, block your fears and score your points when you get the opportunity” – Lewis Grizzard



  1. Beautifully rolled up towards a perfect Goal.

  2. A nice thought A perfect sphere leads to perfect Goal with reasoning.--Good attempt

  3. Very well written. ..Football represents LIFE. ..


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