I hope all is well with you.
It’s a short one this week, much like England’s stay in the World Cup.
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.
Thank goodness the expectation for the England team was lower this time around, because there was a sense of inevitability about our exit, and the manner of it.
The fallout has been equally as inevitable, bit I think there’s something that people forget – football is a game between two teams.
One team losing is not unusual and in both losses, England played teams which had a world class striker, the kind of player that might only get one or two chances in the game, but will take them.
That’s what happened. England got beaten by world class goal scorers – we played quite well, no need for massive soul searching.
Long term readers will know I often use sport to put across goal achievement/self improvement points, because sport illustrates them so clearly, sometimes brutally so.
There is no guarantee in life, and there is no guarantee of sport. That’s the whole point of sport, so to forget that basic premise is a symptom of how people forget in life that failure is possible.
Wimbledon starts today, and how about *that* sport for one-on-one, nowhere-to-hide goal achievement struggles, remember last year when Andy Murray ended a 75 year wait for another British winner of the men’s singles?
Ok, there is a world outside sport, and I also love my music.
Songwriter Gerry Goffin died this week. I suppose it was no surprise that he was billed in a lot of the coverage as ‘ex-husband of Carole King’, but that’s seems a bit harsh, as they had been divorced for 45 years, and it’s not as if his success came solely on the back of her.
He wrote the lyrics to some great songs, songs that people will recognise and sing along to, without maybe knowing who wrote them.
My favourite Gerry Goffin song though, was one I didn’t even know he wrote. I’ve been enjoying this song since I first heard it 20 years ago, and it’s called ‘So Sad The Song’
Ok, that’s it for today, do let me know what you think!
‘Til Next Time,
Health & happiness,
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