The ball is round, in soccer and in life.

My absence over this time of the year could only mean one thing. Yes, I was busy being a soccer pundit like everyone else around the globe.

Life lessons from the “11 players to 1 ball” game:

1. Don’t undermine the underdogs. Period.

2. It doesn’t matter how strong or weak you are before you set foot in the pitch. All that matters, is that 90-minutes of action.

3. There is such a thing as luck. And, it is very real.

4. More often than not, you have to rely on others to help you create magic.

5. Sometimes, you charge ahead with all your might only to end up being stopped by the whistle.

6. It doesn’t matter how many times you fall. It’s how you stand back up on your feet that matters.

7. You got to have faith and take a shot. If it becomes a goal, good. Otherwise, keep trying.

8. Look over your shoulders as much as you look ahead of you. You don’t know where your next attack can come from.

9. You got to perform pressure or no pressure. So, you might as well have fun while you are at it!

10. What goes around comes around. So, watch where you are headed. After all, the ball is round.



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