European Football Championship 2016 - Chris Coleman on Overcoming Failure!

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By Jatinder Singh, Associate Partner & Mentorship Coach, Lighthouse International

The beautiful thing about sport, as in life, is that there are always "surprises". The current European Football Championship held in France has certainly had a few of them. Coming off the back of Iceland's historic win against England, Wales recently beat Belgium, the world's second best team to secure a semi-final position. To put this into context, it's been over 58 years since Wales last qualified for a major international football tournament and they have never reached a semi-final before!

What is also fascinating is that the manager of Wales, Chris Coleman lost his first 6 matches in a row when he took over in 2012. They failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup and he contemplated resigning. So it was a powerful message he gave when interviewed after the match by reporters. He said:

"If you work hard enough and you're not afraid to dream then you're not afraid to fail....I'm not afraid to fail. Everybody fails. I have had more failures than I've had success."

Legends live by this message. They know they will have more failure than success - however it's the success that people around them will often focus on.

Here's the video of Chris Coleman's interview. Enjoy!

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