FC Barcelona’s Strategy: When I was meditating (guided meditation) during the early hours of this morning, the meditation guide said something remarkable, “The reality we create for ourselves first begins with a vision.”
On the 14th of February 2017, PSG football club did beat Barcelona 4 goals to nil (4:0). This was the Barcelona team with Suarez, Neymar and World record best player for 4 times (as at, 2017… Currently, 7 +), Lionel Messi.
It was one of the rare things you’d expect to happen, but it happened. There was to be a second leg, but almost everyone called it off..
“Barcelona is out of champions league” was what we kept echoing. 8th of March 2017, Barcelona played the second leg against PSG. Guess what was the score? Barcelona won PSG by 6 goals to 1 (6:1). With this, they crossed over to the next round of the champions’ league.
How awe-mazing and awe-inspiring! Like the first leg of that match, the first half of the year has gone. It’s either you did scale like PSG, or you performed poorly like Barcelona. However, the first leg doesn’t always influence how the second leg ends.
• What are the things I did?
• Which ones brought me most the results I wanted?
• How can I increase my discipline, resilience, and consistency?
• How can I double or triple what I got in the first half?
Take a closer look…
• What are the things that consumed most of your time but brought you no tangible results?
• Are they still worth holding on to?
If they’re not, it’s time to cut them off, and shift focus to the things that drive real results.
PSG beating Barcelona by 4 goals to nil in the first leg made them underrated Barcelona a lot. They had complete assurance they will move to the next round come what may. However, we saw where that led them. Never assume that the second half will be easier because of the success of the first half. Treat it like the first wasn’t good enough. Give it your best shot.
Ask yourself again..
• What are the things I did?
• Which ones brought me good results?
• Why did they bring results?
• Which ones brought me poor results?
• Why did they bring me poor results?
• What are the things I should have done that I didn’t do?
• Why didn’t I do them?
• How can I ensure I do them in this half?
Ask yourself again and again whiles you write them down…
• What goal(s) do I really want to achieve by the end of the year?
• What resources (coaches, mentors, courses, accountability, etc.) do I need to set me on track?
• What else do I need?
Without envisioning and believing you can change things; the year will end with no difference. In a session I attended yesterday, Vusi Thembekwayo said:
”You have to want more for yourself.You have to believe you can get more for yourself.Just believe in yourself. The cost for believing in yourself is zero.”
I’m very sure that though we all doubted, Barcelona themselves believed in the possibility of turning things around.
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This second half shouldn’t just be about learning. There’s a place for learning, but results come from “doing”.
– Get on the drawing board of your life.
– Make the plans you need to make as fast as you can.
– Join the dots.
– Do what has to be done.
John Wooden once said, “Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be.” The fact that the first half was poor should drive you towards giving the second half your all.
– Work on your discipline
– Show up consistently
– Stay resilient
”The reality we create for ourselves first begins with a vision.”
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Written by Samuel Kwame Boadu