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Five life lessons from Lionel Messi

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30.84K   //    17 Sep 2017, 19:48 IST

Barcelona v Athletic Club - Spanish Super Cup: Second Leg
The greatest ever to play the game.

Sports stars have their own fair share of responsibilities to shoulder. Of course, they might be the beating heart of a team of umpteen players, but they are also role-models for millions that walk our planet. People revere them like gods. Every minute detail about them is noted and followed in depth.

The footballing world has seen countless legends that have graced the pitch and made their mark on the game. They are an endless inspiration for millions who have grown up watching them. Fifty years from now, when people discuss the likes of Zidane and Ronaldinho and Beckham, one name will definitely sit on top of the pile in football folklore.

Lionel Messi.

The diminutive Argentine starts at a level where superlatives fail to reach him. He showcases magic beyond words and it often seems as though he was born to marvel people with his uncanny football skills. No player can sit on the same table as Leo Messi. You can search, but you will never find an Achilles heel in Messi's gameplay. He reigns above all.

But, why is he referred to as someone from another planet? After all, Gianluigi Buffon did confirm he was a human like us by touching him. So what makes him special and stand above the rest of us?

Rome was not built in a day and neither was Messi. He is human like the rest of us. But, it is his achievements that allow him to sit on the throne of the pantheon of the greatest ever to play the game. But today, we take a look at the factors that made him the titan he has become in football.


#5: Fighting for your dreams

Argentina Training & Press Conference - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Hard work and sacrifices are the key ingredients to success.
You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.

That is what the superhero of millions has to say about fighting for your dreams. Hard work is the key ingredient to success.

Of course, Messi is a born talent and a pure natural when it comes to playing the game. But, that alone does not suffice. Hard work is an equally essential commodity to have if you want to reach the pinnacle. No wonder the little Argentine is so dextrous on the ball and a joy to watch. It all comes down to his hard work and ultimate sacrifices to be the best amongst all.

Surely, we can try to emulate and imbibe this quality in our daily lives. Giving your hundred percent is crucial if you desire to achieve anything in life.

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