Game for Life

By in blogs on November 15, 2014

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Playing football creates life lessons that, if recognized, can create real value off the field. These values are not only reflected in one’s  career choices after sports but also within the relationships with colleagues and in personal life. The skills developed from childhood when being involved in these extracurricular activities transition into necessary characteristics that aid in living a constructive life at home and at work. There is a correlation between what is required to be a great athlete and what is required to be a great husband, father and co-worker.

Teamwork
Ability to strive together for common good is one of the primary reason for success of Human specie. The evolution of sports and its popularity in young ones has evolved out of the evolutionary need to work as a team.
Football, team work always triumphs over individual efforts, a fact so true to life. although one person might score the winning goal or miss a critical shot that leads to a loss, the credit and responsibility are always collective.  In life, you become part of many teams, from family units to groups of co-workers. These people rely on you, and you on them, to meet certain goals. These relationships require collaboration, just like you work with your soccer teammates by passing the ball or blocking an opponent so he can’t steal the ball from a teammate. Soccer helps you understand that win or lose, you do it as a team — you don’t get to take all the credit when a group project surpasses expectations, nor do you take all the blame if the project fails. This requires building other skills such as strong communication, so your teammates — or co-workers — know what you’re doing and what’s expected of them.

Developing Risk Appetite 

In Corporate sector success is many times considered to be a factor of our ability to take calculated risk. Taking risks, such as shooting for the goal from midfield, can lead to failure, but it also can end in an amazing victory. This is true in life as well. Learning to take risks means you open the door to new ideas and interesting ventures, even though they might fail. Taking risks that don’t work out — on the field and off — helps you learn to handle mistakes, learning from them and making changes to improve future decisions instead of wallowing in despair when things don’t work out they way you want. This also means learning to deal with other people’s mistakes, whether that person is a referee who makes an incorrect call or a family member who uses poor judgment in a financial investment

Fighting Back

Soccer teaches us that the game isn’t over even in the dying minute. A great beginning can fall prey to committed comebacks. History of football is dotted with incidents were amateurs have got better of reigning favourites. This life skill is essential for us to see through the bad patches of life. From work to relationships, there’s always a possibility to make a great comeback. Some of the best soccer teams have lost in pool matches and yet eventually conquered the trophy. This wonderful sport can motivate to take on life with full force

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