Goal...go go, Santiago

Watched the awesome movie 'Goal' (English). The protagonist Santiago Munez inspires all to chase a dream and I am no exception. The young boy suffered from asthma and tried of hiding  that, fearing he may loose the chance to play in one of the premium football teams. When the selector came to know of this fact, quite contrary to my expectation of a person in such a situation he told, "Asthma is not a problem, but lying is!". What a thought, and what a way of expressing that. Many a times I keep on thinking the different physical criteria which are necessary for applying for  job of our dream, such as in army, air force, ballet dancer or a soccer player.But rare do we listen such a noble thought of handling our physical problems and to deal with it medically rather hiding it.
    Similar to working in a team, be it in our school project to make a poster or to finish up the lab assignments in the college days to our present official deadlines, we need to "Pass the ball" in the soccer field. We need to learn that the ball runs faster and the more effectively we can delegate/distribute the work, the effective will be the ball in reaching the goal-post. It remind us that to work in a team, the work is more important than the worker, hence it has been aptly said, the team's name in jersey is written in front and the player's in the back.
    Though Santiago's father was against his dream of becoming a footballer but at the end he was also convinced by his passion. Though he passed away and may not be physically present to witness him playing but he was seeing that from above. Whatever grief we may face in  our life, which is not in our hands, we may learn to think that life and death are not in  our hands and we may learn to live life with realising the eternal truth and "All in our life is not in our hands."


Don said…
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Don said…
What you've written here is quite right. One should aim for his ultimate goal, thinking not so much that's beyond our control. But there are other distractions than just the ones we can't control. You should see GOAL 2, where you'll find how fame and money overwhelms one, and he loses sight of reality; and GOAL 3, which you'll yourself find out i suppose. :)

Nice reading. Keep writing, Doel!

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