So you want to be a Soccer Player? Well it’s time to wake up to the harsh reality of the Soccer world. Hopefully you’re reading this book sooner rather than later, because the more time you have ahead of you, the better you can prepare yourself for the road ahead.
Are you ready to put in the work necessary to make it to the top level? Are you ready to commit your time and effort to improving yourself as a Soccer player? Are you ready to do whatever it takes to relentlessly pursue your dreams? Or are you all talk? Would you rather spend your time playing video games and eating chocolate bars? Would you rather being spending your days chatting on Facebook and sleeping in till 2:00 in the afternoon?
Now don’t get me wrong there’s nothing wrong with video games, chocolate bars, Facebook, or sleeping in for that matter (all in moderation of course). But when these things begin to overshadow your goals and get in the way of you pursing your dreams, then we have a problem. For a lot of aspiring Soccer players, this is the case. So if you’re ready to sort your priorities out, to focus on what needs to be done, to not let distractions take you off your destined path, and to begin accomplishing your dreams, then let’s get into it.
First of all, you need to sit down and ask yourself a few serious questions:
1) Do you actually enjoy playing Soccer?
If you want to make Soccer your life, or at least a big part of it, it has to be your passion. Are you itching for the next time you get to step onto the Soccer field? Do you day dream about playing Soccer, scoring goals, and winning games? Or are you playing because your Mother or Father has pushed it on you? Are you playing only because your friends are? If you reading this book right now, I’d like to think that’s probably not the case; but let’s just take a second to make things clear. Your passion is what is going to propel you to success. When you’re passionate about something, you don’t mind putting in the work necessary to get better and to get to that next level of greatness.
2) Are you willing to put in the work necessary to get to that next level?
Let’s be honest here. There’s nothing wrong with playing Soccer at a recreational level. The beautiful thing about Soccer is everyone can enjoy playing it, regardless of the level of competition. But if you’re serious about becoming a better Soccer player and progressing your career, then I’m telling you right now, it’s not going to be a smooth road ahead. There are going to be bumps, obstacles, and mountains to climb. However, if you’re committed to achieving your goals, then these mountains will inspire you. Every obstacle you overcome will make you stronger, better, and that much closer to achieving your goals.
3) Are you ready to start today?
The journey starts now. Today! Not tomorrow. Not after you get some more free time. Not after you take another week off. Not “someday” down the line. Right now! I think Reverend Ike worded it best when he said “I’ve heard of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. But I’ve never heard of Someday”. If you’re serious about reaching your full potential as a Soccer player, the time is now.
I hope you’ve actually gone through the process of asking yourself these questions and coming up with honest answers. This journey isn’t cut out for everyone, but if you’re one of those that realize you have what it takes to make it (and believe me, we all have what it takes), then let’s take a step together and get started on chasing down those dreams.