Lionel Messi - 17 Years To Be an Overnight Success

Lionel Messi

by Sukh Singh, Associate Partner, Lighthouse International

Arguably one of the greatest footballers of our time is Lionel Messi and he has now been officially recognised by FIFA as ‘Footballer of the Year’ four years in a row, which is a staggering feat. He is undoubtedly a master of his craft. So whether you follow football or not we can learn a lot from this young legend in how he behaves both on and off the pitch...

Lionel Messi image courtesy of the Jimmy Baikovicius @ Flickr

By | 2017-07-15T13:49:35+00:00 July 15th, 2017|


  1. Jannat Shah 29th June 2015 at 7:33 PM - Reply

    This question takes me back to my personal statement for UCAS when I applied for my undergraduate degree! I studied a broad range of subjects and had wide interests, which made me a bit of a jack-off-all-trades. I always wanted to be strongest at mathematics – and thus I did my undergraduate in mathematics. In the interim, I’ve “mastered” economics and finance. I am now seeking to master practical programming, so my next thing to master is computing.
    It would be interesting to hear about sporting heroes who have had to master something else – for example, a cricketer who has had to convert from being a bowler to a batsman. The concept of retraining themselves to do something related but different to their role in the team.

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      Sukh Singh 30th June 2015 at 5:34 PM - Reply

      Hi Jannat, thanks for sharing. Sounds like you’re on a roll! How about in the future? Anything outside of your current hemisphere you’d like to master?

      With sportspeople retraining that is a great idea. What peaked your interest about that? We’ll definitely be looking into it and feel free to recommend anyone specific!

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