Emulate who you can

There was an interesting article yesterday quoting Thierry Henry (a French soccer star nearing the end of his career) about who young soccer players should emulate. He recommended a couple of players playing in Germany instead of the better known superstars of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. His reasoning was that Messi and Ronaldo are “freaks” who can do things that no one else in the world can do. While they are amazing to watch, trying to be like them is probably unrealistic. Instead, try to be like people who work extremely hard, are smart at what they do and while they are great, they can be replicated (albeit at a lower level).

A number of basketball players have failed by trying to be the next “Michael Jordan” while they might have been very successful being the next “someone else.

It’s dangerous trying to be someone else but while you never want to tell someone they can’t do something, pick someone or something that is realistic to emulate

Have a great day!


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