Man City Vs QPR: Your Pot Can Break By The Door Way
“What does it mean to be the best? It means you have to be better than the number two guy. But what gratification is there in that? He's a loser--that's why he's number two.” –Jarod Kintz,
The old African adage “The pot breaks by the doorway” could not be more meaningful than this weekend’s game between Man City and Queens Park Rangers (QPR).
Man City won the English Premier League title for the first time in 44 years. This win (3-2) snatched the trophy from defending Champions Manchester United on goal difference in the last two minutes of extra time.
This was one of most dramatic finals in the premier league history. But what do we learn from this experience?
Lessons learnt from the game
After the game, a Manchester United colleague lamented the loss with a brief remark. He said it reminded him of a loss as a student.
The School had rewards for the top two students. He had performed so well during the term that he was confident he would scoop the prize.
So as others prepared for the final paper, he chose to relax after working hard for the whole term.
He was confident his final paper in his best subject would be a walk over. Indeed, he excelled but he was not the first in class neither was he the second even when the best student had only a difference of one point.
The best two students tied on the same points that made him the third best but not worthy the prize.
This is a common mistake we make in life. Too much confidence leads to complacency. Sometimes we take for granted the opportunities before us.
As we set new goals, let’s learn two lessons from the game. It’s never over until it’s over lest your pot may break at the door way from the well.
Secondly, never stop believing in yourself. Man City did in the last two minutes what it failed to do in 90 minutes. They never gave up but continued to work hard to clinch the title.
You need that dedication and commitment to achieve in life.
The Author is a Motivational Speaker on Happiness.(
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Updated on 2013-05-09 09:25
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