Same footballer from a different point of view
He said that he had his satisfaction to bank on even if he is monetarily not that successful and i liked that point he said . After all if u dont get satisfaction out of what you have been doing , what is the point in wasting a precious piece of your life.
He left after a while but this concept of football match caught my fantasy. I pondered a while on this comparison of a carrer path to a footbal match and i could draw a clear picture out of it and appreciation grew in me. Then I thought this is what people mean when they say the word experience. Such a perfect comparison.
Lets discuss my understanding. In a footbal match usually a player start as a bench player having to play very little of big matches and mostly watching. This is similar to a new employee in his probation under the guidance of a senior official having very little stake in critical decisions. By and by a footballer matures he is given more time on the pitch, he learns the skills and techniques. Ultimately with the passage of time he knows the position he is playing, the level of strength that his positions requires and the skills that it demands. He knows who is benind him, and in the frontline to strike. He is also mindful of the opponent, their strength and the particular man he must mark. All in all he is aware of how to play with whom. He is a veteran who knows how to maintain the spirit and hold on like an experienced confident old man in the workplace.
But when the footballer is transfered to an altogether a new club he has to start from the scratch. A new team, a new manager to take orders from, completely a new place, so he has to start afresh. Similar to my consultant's wish to move out from his current comfort zone to a new sector where he must start from level zero!. but that will not be a problem if he has years in his count.
A football match is not just an entertainment on the TV screen on the weekends but a lesson for a life. This is not the end you still have a decision to be made; change your club despite your age and gain new insights or remain in the same comfort zone and perish with the same old skills & tempo, choice is yours!