I watched England play in the Euro 2012 championship the other day. They were playing Sweden. I think I’m right in saying that we’ve never beaten Sweden before – UNTIL THE OTHER NIGHT. England beat Sweden 3 -2 . It got me thinking as to why, suddenly did the team feel inspired to lift their game?
At the half way stage they were 1 – 0 up. They had the half-time break and came back onto pitch. Were they feeling confident? Who knows, but it wasn’t long before Sweden scored 2 goals which put them in the lead, temporarily. We have a new manager, who is English this time. Does he inspire confidence in the team? I think so. He made some good strategic decisions.
After the two goals were let in by Sweden, the manager brought on a different player, Theo Walcott. It wasn’t long before he scored a goal, bringing the game back to a level score. Suddenly everything changed. The team seemed to gain CONFIDENCE.
It was almost tangible. Soon we scored again, winning the game by 3 goals to 2.
Tonight we play the Ukraine. I have my fingers crossed that the team will continue their spirited performance and have the
confidence in their own abilities to WIN, WIN, WIN.
If we get a draw, we can still go on to the next round, but the Ukraine have to win tonight or they’re out of it.
We all know how it feels to lack confidence. I know I do. I’m not a very confident driver. People tell me I’m a good driver, but Idon’t feel it myself. I’m too afraid of hurting other people. I would hate to do that so I hold myself back. If only I was more confident
… Here’s a thought for the day on confidence. I hope it inspires you like it inspires me.
The Optimists Creed
by Christian D. Larson – 1912 from The Secret
I Promise Myself
To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything, and make my optimism come true.