What is the right thing to do at the correct time to do it?
Everyone talks about finding the balance, which makes sense since we are consistently pulled and pushed in different directions. What is challenging is that whatever side you might be leaning on more at one time, the opposite side is receiving less.
Individual balance connected with collective equilibrium is a goal to strive for. As you make efforts to balance yourself it is inevitable that people will not be a part of your life due to the actions or sacrifices you must make.
However, when that individual stability is being formed for the purpose of the collective group and what you can add then you become determined to improve each day…a greater purpose.
This form of balance is similar to focusing on your personal development so you can provide substance to your team as you improve. I wrote about this in my recent blog about falling in love with the ball.
In soccer the more balanced the team, the greater chance of success. Too much reliance on one person or a few will leave a team with weaknesses soon to be exploited. There is a difference in players on the field in terms of the function that they serve however they are all important. One poor performance can threaten the outcome of the game.
At the moment there are too many accolades conversations dedicated to individuals rather than the team success. I believe this is because the individual success is easier to out and gather the most people to discuss or vote on it. To recognize the balance of a team and why each player and role compliments each other is much harder…
This past weekend, I enjoyed a nice meal with the Arraiano’s, where we discussed business, life and of course soccer. We played one of our (my) favorite games where we go person by person to select a player in each position on the field. This past weekend we played in a 4-2-3-1 where the first pick was the GK. Each person selects his or her GK before moving on to the next position. The first pick has an advantage so we put Christine there…She is improving so this might be changing soon!
As you move along with your picks you naturally begin comparing players and how they would connect with each other. In other words, finding the equilibrium, just like life…
Below are the teams…Who has the best team?!
Yours in soccer,