Football Psychology: Pep Guardiola – Beauty!

football psychologySo Manchester City are the World Club Champions. A 4-0 over Fluminese secures a calendar year five-timer for Pep Guardiola.

They’ve won everything! Which is the dream. The intent made manifest.

But where do you go from here? What’s beyond winning everything?

Winning everything again? Winning everything better?

It’s the challenge the very best face. How to renew yourself in the face of unprecedented success.

Pep described it like this. ‘Today we celebrate on the plane. Tomorrow rest. Try to buy a new book and start to write beautiful histories”.

When Tottenham Hotspur won the double in 1962, manager Bill Nicholson talked about winning as a pursuit of Glory.

Glory being a feeling. Something  that lifts people beyond the routine of every day. Into the realms of other possibilities.

Beauty is another such feeling. Pep the architect. The dreamer. The visionary.

Holding in his heart and mind football as a manifestation of beauty.

The harmonic of how everything comes together, as it is designed to be.

Where winning is the outcome and outplay of finely tuned values that are etched into the foundation of the clubs DNA.

Etched through repetition. Reinforcement. Reminding. Demanding. This is who we are. This is what we do. This is how we do it.

Whereby winning everything is the ultimate confirmation that what you stand for, works!

So let’s do it again. but this time go deeper. And discover even greater layers and levels of beauty!

For as you write your name in the annals of history, people wont remember so much what you won. But they will remember what you stood for. And how you made them feel.



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