With the worldwide media going totally abuzz with the biggest sensation in the sports world, which made even a non-soccerholic to notice what happened, we take a look at a few things we could learn from the German football team.
Someday in June 1998, Germany played against Croatia in the World Cup. I was not even ten then. Not that I am very interested in FIFA now, yet there’s definitely some amount of curiousness which I did not even understand about, then.
Sixteen years from that day, Germany crushed Brazil, which is also the hosting country for FIFA World Cup, with a world record of 7-1. That, kind of victory does not just happen. There are a number of lessons one could learn from the German football team. With the worldwide media going totally abuzz with the biggest sensation in the sports world, which made even a non-soccerholic to notice what happened, we take a look at a few things we could learn from the German football team.
Your career is no less a roller coaster ride than an actual roller coaster. Like every other things, it has good as well as bad moments. But it is up to you, how you take the bad ones to be. Just like in the ’98 FIFA World Cup Germany lost against Brazil and sixteen years later nailed it with a phenomenal win, your determination is what keeps you fighting against all odds. Though they kept losing match after match during the World Cup in the nest few years, they never quit.
There is no career without a competitive spirit between coworkers. The 1998 World Cup was taken by France, when it was a team of immigrants who had the talent, attitude and most importantly unity. Germany, they say is the only TEAM this World Cup, as Portugal has a star player Ronaldo and Argentina has another star, Messi. Though you should have a healthy competitve spirit among yourselves in a team, when it comes to your organization, it is always important that you stand as one.
Some experts agree that the German team- the players, managers and the fitness incharge knew what they have to focus on. They had a picture of the stadium and knew their goal. They made their alterations in the tactics, strategies, formations and a lot more until they were sure that this time it would be them. A great message for every professional to stay focused on goals and make strategies accordingly.
The German football team manager encouraged his players to change, adapt to, and release anything new. You need to make decisions for yourself as the situation demands for. Changing formulas and strategies according to your situation is essential to survive the tough job market. Also, you need not stick to your original plan, if it does not work. You better be quick and alter your moves, to make your plan B work.
5. Seizing your chance
They scored 5 goals in the first half an hour and another two in the second half. Had the game stretched for more ninety minutes, they would have kept scoring. Yet they said that, that’s not enough for them. To be limitless and fearless, you need to believe in yourself. Stand tall against all your competitors and use your determination to bring about a difference and gain recognition.
Just like the German football team created history that night, you can too, make a mark even if you were defeated sometime in the past.
After all life does reward if you fight for what you want badly.