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Be passion and determined- the way to success of C. Ronaldo

Be passion and determined- the way to success of C. Ronaldo

Waking up in the morning and check out news of the day, all I saw was about C. Ronaldo scored 3 goals for Portugal in the match vs Spain.


I have to be honest that I am never a fan of football. I was going to pass all of the news about world cup that morning. But one title caught my eyes, “Never accept the invitation of C. Ronaldo to his house for dinner” said Patrice Evra.


At least I know C. Ronaldo (and Messi) and I wonder why anyone should refuse the invitation.


According to Patrice Evra, when he was having lunch with Ronaldo in his house, all he got was chicken salad and water. He was expecting the main course as he thought the salad was the appetizer. But no, nothing.


After the lunch, Ronaldo asked Evra to go play football. But they had just finished training! (I guessed Evra was furious about that.)


When does this man stop playing football? I guess never.


I was intrigued by this news and go to Google for more stories about Ronaldo. And he got my admiration and respect now.


Born in a little family in Madeira, C. Ronaldo had shown his passion and talent in football at very young age. He was inspired by his father to play football, but he became addicted to it very soon.


His grandfather said, “All he wanted to do was play football. He loved the game so much that he’d miss meals or escape out of his window with a ball when he was supposed to be doing homework.”


His passion for football and his desired to win were even more obvious when he was sent to the Academy of Sporting Lisbon.


In his own memoir, Ronaldo said it was one of the toughest periods in his life. He felt extremely uncomfortable with the new environment. He missed his family. But it was football that kept him going.


It was at that period that he determined to be the best player in the world. He knew that he had talent in football. But he worked harder than anyone. He trained more and worked out more. He said to himself, “I was going to stop playing like a kid. I was going to stop acting like a kid. I was going to train like I could be the best in the world.”


He dreamt big. He worked hard. And he made it.


In 2003, he signed a contract with Manchester with £12 million, breaking the record of his generation. In his first season, he won the FA Cup for Manchester, followed by three successive Premier League titles, a UEFA Champions League title, and a FIFA Club World Cup.


At age 23, he won his first Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards. According to Celebrity Net Worth, his value was about $400 million in 2017.


What makes a person worthy of this amount of money? How does he succeed?


I can think of nothing, but only Passion.


Reading his story, I sincerely feel his passion for football. He just loves it from the heart and devotes his life to it willingly.


I guess there are only 2 things in his life, family and football.


Because of the love of football, he determined to become the best in this field. He wants to be the winner to prove that he belongs to football.


Does he think about fame and money?


Maybe yes after he got them. But as a kid, he certainly didn’t. From his memoir, we can know that he wasn’t born in a wealthy family. All of his equipment for football was passed down from his brother and relatives.


But he said, “But when you’re a kid, you don’t care about money.”


I would say money should never be the reason for wanting to be successful.


Passion and determination are the keys.


The roots of the success of C. Ronaldo can be found in his childhood. Had he not be passionate about football, he would not be who he is today. Had it not be determined to be the best football player in the world when he was in Sporting Lisbon, you may not even know him today.


I am not saying you can’t succeed now as an adult. You can be successful any time you want, as long as you’re passionate about life and be determined, you’re ready for success.

Ronaldo pathed his way. We can do it too.


Further reading 

6 mindsets that help you be successful

5 mental models that help you learn faster and better

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