Today, I was at my friend’s house to watch Germany and Argentina play. Oh my god, at first I thought they were like two concrete walls playing, and the game was only ball reflections, left to right and right to left, I was about to be hypnotized at one moment, but thank goodness, the Argentinean goal woke me up.
Both strong teams, although I kind of disliked the game, both were aggressive and the referee was not too honest, he gave this Argentinean guy (duno his name) a yellow card FOR Nothing! And there was this Ballack dude, he totally acted out when he cupped his hand over his nose, yeah right, he must be an A student in his drama class back in school, honestly, he did not even fell or hit his nose.
Anyways, both teams were tough, good great defenses, aggressive, fast, furious and want to win.
But one thing that distinguished the Germans, is their nerve made of steal ----Their Mental Power. The Germans never lost a penalty kick ever since 1976, they were determined, and they kicked the ball at ease, while the Argentineans, the look of fear, frustrations and anxiety was written all over the faces, especially those two players whom they lost the two kicks for Germany.
Believing in one’s ability and feeling at most comfort when doing something that needs an intricate detail of completion or endeavor is the top-notch requirement for success. But of course one has to know truly where his/her abilities at and how to direct his/her potentials, but then one should not be unconfident in the conviction that they can not do it.
The Germans they usually have high self-esteem, they believe in their abilities, they work hard to get where they want, no wonder why they are so proud of their superb technology and inventions!
And it somehow made me think back, I was once surfing the Internet and I came across a website about IQ correlation to countries’ wealth and success. How countries with high IQ tend to be more productive industrial countries and wealthy. I was somehow upset and felt it was untrue since the earliest of inventions were in the Middle East. But then this website led me to search for more contrary evidence to what the website champions.
And so I ended up reading internet materials about sociological factors, on how minorities back in the early 1990s -- when racist jokes were triumphed in America, used to do poorly in schools as compared to their improved performance if not above average when these racist jokes abolished or that change that the American culture witnessed to a more tolerant society. One prime example was the Jewish Poles. Also, they were some evidence of how black African kids do great in their early years but then slope down, and this is mainly to the stereotypical images they are fed by society of how African American are like.
And somehow I can relate that to my high school experience, I remember all my teachers used to scare the kids of how University is hard and it needs a lot of work, and my school was known as the gang school but then the name changed to refugee camp, but in my time they were mainly poor white kids, and apparently my school did not have much of graduates that go to University, very few. As for the messages portrayed about university in other schools, primarily in schools that have mainly rich kids are totally different, and it is all about nurturing their abilities, and I knew that since one of my best friends changed from the poor kids’ school to rich kids’ school, well the rich kids’ school they were mainly whites, and her being wearing the Hijab, she stoked out like a sore thumb, and according to her, her Chemistry teacher somehow treated her initially as stupid. But then she is a tough girl and she knows she is smart, and now she is a medical student, I think her success is mainly is that because she comes from a highly educated family, she knows she has it all, how about kids who have not being told that they can do it or come from cultures that are hampering
Not everyone has the believe and the conviction of their abilities, what if you come from a society that is pessimistic, and suppresses the individuals all the time, what if the society likes to chill out all the time and likes laziness, what if the society is conventional in every term possible and the orthodox way will always kill creativity, definitely each society will vary in productively and performance. The west is creative, they are innovative and work according to a plan, the East Asians (the Asian tigers) are very hardworking people, they never give up, and they work according to a plan. Of course, one cannot dismiss political conditions and that’s another story.
So to be successful, you gota know urself, and have the mental power to never let urself down. Alright?!
مكتوب # 25
6 years ago