Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, family reunions, graduations, funerals all things that seem different, but at the same time they are all connected. They all bring people together.
Over the last few weeks there has been something going on that has done this, y-ic but more so in a MAJOR MAJOR way.
If you were any where near planet earth for the past few weeks you would in one way or another been acquainted with the greatest show on earth.
THE WORLD CUP.
As I write this I just finished contact us watching the culmination of the greatest sporting event on earth. Something that unites the world like no other event. The FIFA World Cup finals between two very deserving teams Argentina vs. Germany.
What I love about what happened is that the these two teams both had motive, bedbugsize they both had opportunity, that both had history to make. Legacies were on the line.
Same chance, same opportunity but only one team would come out on top. Unfortunately that’s just the way life is. Each team could have won it, but it came down to who was willing to do more, have more be more.
The Germans definitely (in my humble opinion) prodentalmelbourne didn’t want to go to a shootout with the Argentines. They are deadly there. So the Germans took advantage of every opportunity in the game that they had they took every inch. The Argentinian squad missed out on heaven sent opportunities three of them I can think of easily. From there best player to some of the others Higuain. I dare to say had they played like they had to climb through this game inch by inch there would have been more and they probably would have scored.
Germany had to do it the hard way and they didn’t shy away from it, alueellinen the contact, the exhaustion, the aches and pains they endured. And that is to be expected in just about any football game. But there is someone who is going to want to take every inch they get leaving nothing left. Germany got off to a very slow start while Argentina was by far the better side during the first half. Unfortunately Gonzalo Higuain and Lionel Messi missed two scoring opportunities. Higuain also had a goal dismissed and rightly so for being offside. Argentina was left to to wish they could go back in time and capitalize on their missed opportunities. As the match wore on Germany began dominating.
I wasn’t pulling for the germans Gadgets but I respected them. I probably should because I have some ancestors from there, Messi just happens to be one of my favorite players. If you watched the game you would have noticed something from the germans that wasn’t as resonant with the Argentines and I’m no fan of the Germans team as I said already. But I love greatness. They stopped my guy from winning, but when you see greatness you’ve got to respect it.
The Germans have been hurting for this win for 24 years having not won since 2014 and having the wound reopened to the elements in 2002 losing in the finals to Brazil, losing in 2006 and 2010 in the semifinals. Out of that pain and hurt it pushed them to greatness.
I know they were tired, mentally fatigued, their bodies were aching and crying out for rest. The player I think embodied their spirit in the finals Bastian Schweinsteiger. Six times Schweinsteiger was leveled bruised and battered and six times he got up to play on. He knew the hurt or missing out on the opportunity to become a champion in 2010 and he along with his team would not miss it again.
They understood that when the clock stops at the end of the game it’s either a W or an L, there is no consolation prize. They would climb their way out of hell if they had to inch by inch, moment by moment, play by play, shot by shot. And that’s what I love about this team. They never gave up they never surrendered. The greats understand that there is a sense of urgency once the ball is on the pitch you get once chance to win this game, one chance to leave your mark, one opportunity to leave our legacy. They have the ability to go against all odds. They knew they were up against arguably the greatest player in the sport right now. They were playing a very good team and a well coached team. And they took it, inch by inch they took it making history in the process, being the first European team to win on South American soil.
Call to Action
Some of you are against some huge odds in your life. You are tired, you are putting in the work, you are putting in the hours. You’re tired of losing. You’re frustrated. I know you can’t bear to fail another test, you’re marriage is failing, the bank is about to foreclose your home. Your kids are driving you crazy. You don’t know how much more you can take.
I got news for you. You Can. You Will. You Must. Life is going to knock you down. It’s going to take you down, every chance it gets. Sometimes in life you just got to decide that you are going to make. You have to decide within yourself that you are going to make it. You are going to beat what ever sickness there is in your life. I want you to look at that sickness and realize the game isn’t over yet there’s still time left on the clock. You can still score and put the ball in the net. You’ve got one opportunity in life to leave what ever mark you are going to make, to leave your legacy. You get one life to give this world your gift and make it a better place. And the only way that you are going to be able to do that is if you take every inch you can get. The reason most people never succeed and the reasons you never succeed is because you gave up.
Now is not the time to give up. If you were going to give up you should have gave up last year, when you were in high school or college. You should have gave up before you spent your last dime. You should have gave up before you started your business. Somethings you’ve got to outlast. Your tough times won’t last forever if you take every inch the game isn’t over yet. Stay in the game. You’re going to get knocked down, but you got to get back up and tell life you don’t who it’s been dealing with, but it picked the wrong one today.
I’m telling you I’ve failed classes. I didn’t have the best GPA, but I told myself I’d make it and I never gave up. I never stopped pushing I never gave in and now I’m in medical school about to enter my third year. I’m living my dream. You’ve just got to push a little harder and press a little longer the game isn’t over yet. Like me and the Germans you can live your dream what ever it is. It might be to win the World Cup one day. I don’t know, but I know if you are reading this you are a survivor, I know you can make it, I know you can make your dreams reality.