Messi and the psychology of reaching your goals (or not)

You may or may not know who is Lionel Andrés Messi, also known as Leo Messi. If you don’t know who he is, you will probably hear a bit about him in the next few days. Messi is an Argentine soccer player. Yes, I said soccer. I can rephrase. He is Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and captains the Argentina national team. 

Right now, he helped power his team to the World Cup Finals. If you watch the game, you know he’s hungry. He’s on the verge of accomplishing a lifelong dream- that of winning the World Cup. Many feel this is it for him, as he is 35 years old.

I keep wondering what happens next for him. If he wins the World Cup, he has achieved the ultimate success. Where do you go from there? He might be considered to be on the older side of sports. However, Tom Brady has shown that the body can keep on moving past 40 years old. If Messi (and Argentina) doesn’t win, does he just go quietly into the night?

I’ll tell you this. He has a single focus right now. However, life goals morph, grow, and continue to add on. There is not just one life goal. Each decade of your life brings new perspectives and orbits into your world. You just have to be open adjusting and being vulnerable as you possibly take on new adventures. I don’t believe that people should be wedded any longer to one career. Go ahead and mix it up. Some you will excel at, and others you’ll find may not be all that worth it. You just got to try.

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  1. Yeah It’s True Dear Miriam

    What Will Folks Do With Their
    Lives If There is No One Looking

    Nothing to Buy No Longer Any Money

    to Make It’s True my Uncle is Rich

    He Lives in An Elite Mansion

    Gated Community on the

    Emerald Gulf Coast

    He Relates How the Rich
    And So-called Famous and
    Important Have No Other Goals

    of Money and Stuff Fame And Fortune

    To Attain Sadly Their Answer May Be to Shoot

    Their Self As THeiR Existence Was Only About

    External Goals

    From the Very

    Start of the so-called
    American Dream of Competition
    For Official Titles of Fame and Fortune
    And All Money And Stuff Eventually Buys

    In ‘Christmas
    CarolS’ and

    A ‘Wonderful
    Life’ That May Never
    Actually Come Deep Within
    Soul Lasting Giving Sharing
    Caring Healing Naked Enough Whole Complete…

    i’ve Been a ‘Company Man’ Before With A Federal Title and

    A Big Pay Grade and Pay And the Server of Rental Shoes too

    What Shall We Do

    Give or

    Take More

    i’d Rather Serve Out Rental Bowling
    Alley Shoes Sharing SMiLes than
    Be Somebody With A Title

    Or Even


    Label of Name

    Yet that’s Just
    my Humble View

    So i Dance and Sing
    Free Now With Wings Yet

    It’s True i’m Still A Systemizer
    i Still Believe Life is Gift For Human Potentials

    So Every June Through December in the Last 7 Years
    i’ve Written A “Grand Cross Bible” Each Year Just By A Little Side-Muse

    STaRT Of ‘Kabbalah Astrology’ An Arrangement of Planets That Came on my
    56th Birthday on 6.6.16 as i Just Named One Blog Post “Grand Cross 56”

    Just For the Fun
    oF it As Whatever
    We Create As Holy
    And Sacred in Real
    Vibrations and Frequencies
    Of Emotional Energy of Feelings
    And Senses Naturally FLoWeRS More

    iN Creativity And Productivity Even Healing
    As the “Placebo” Effect of Belief Shows ThiS WaY
    of Sugar Pills as Opposed to the Real ‘Voodoo’ Effect

    Of the Science Assessed
    ‘Nocebo Effect’ That May
    Lead to DisEase and Even
    A More Early Demise of Life

    As Studied
    in Science
    For Real too

    So Yeah, The ‘Grand Cross’
    Muse Works as an Actual Symbol
    of ‘Sugar Pill’ Muse i Used A Similar

    “Star of David” Planetary Alignment

    For July 22nd of 2013 Actually Rising Out
    of the Pain And Numb of 19 Medical Disorders
    With No Prognosis of Recovery in Life Threat 3 Days Earlier
    on July 19th, 2013 When over and over Again i Expressed Then

    (Yeah It’s True A Prince Born in England on the 22nd Then too)

    The Hope
    For A Special
    Event on July 22nd, 2013
    on That Date of the So-Called
    “Star of David” Planetary Alignment

    Obviously Just A Sugar Pill Yet the Subconscious
    Mind of Soul Comprising About 99.5 Percent of Our
    Existence in Reality is Far Beyond Empirical Measure

    Of How Real
    Change Happens
    As Sure A Person may
    Imagine Getting Stronger
    Wearing a Cast And Science
    Shows Without Actually Exercising
    the Arm Empirical Measures of Strength

    Will Naturally Come

    Yet This iS A VEry Small Example
    That Can And Will at Least Be

    Empirically Measured

    in Some Way As the Actual
    Professionals Taking Care of

    me Called my Recovery A Frigging
    Bona Fide Miracle of Natural Recovery

    In The Unexplained Medical Files of Recovery Indeed

    Let’s Just Say Belief, Faith, Hope, Love And a Sugar Pill

    of my Own
    And Construction
    Involved Closely For Muse

    of Successful

    Karma iN
    Action And
    Consequence For Real

    You Know You Feel You Sense

    When You Accomplish a Real Miraculous

    Feat You Wanna Find Ways to Repeat it As

    You Become a Scientist of the Art of Soul For Real

    It Doesn’t Work Like A Frigging ‘Linear Five Step Method’ Even

    ‘9 Dimensional Chess’ is Rather Watered Down For the Process

    to even

    to Relate

    The ‘Wizardry’

    Real that Might

    Other Wise Make ‘Harry Potter’ Blush…

    Anyway By The End of that Year Close to
    Christmas i Wrote What Came to Be A Subchapter
    Titled Free Verse Longest EPiC Long Form Poem
    Longer Than The Old ‘King James’ Titled Effort in Seven Months

    “Grand Cross Bible 2016” i Didn’t Title it Until i Started Writing
    it And Saw Back Then in Seven Months i Had Written A Subchapter
    of Long Form Poem Bible “SonG oF mY SoUL” Now 11.1 MiLLioN Words
    And Around 14 Scale the Size of that ‘Old King James Effort” New in 111

    Months Now
    With 17,600
    Miles of Public
    Dance too Surely
    Making a ‘Sugar Pill’

    Of A Fictional Story of
    A So-Called “King David”
    in A Close to Naked Dance in Public Blush too Hehe

    in More ‘Vile Ways’ too As ‘They’ Promised And Never

    Came through

    In That Fictional
    And Still Worshipped

    Story too as If Ya wanna Live
    Forever Without Doing ‘Crucified

    Again’ Ya Become A Story Rebirthing
    YeS EVeRY Year When the Sun Rises
    Again After 3 Days of Winter Solstice Real…

    True Ya May Come Back to Life

    When Bunnies Reproduce too…

    Similar to When Batman After
    He Went into ‘The DarK Side’ for
    5 Years Advised By His Advisor

    His Mentor to Be

    More Than A Man Mr. Wayne
    of Bruce in Vengeance for Justice

    BE A STory BE A Legend Instead

    That No One Will Be able to Destroy ‘By Sword’

    SWoRDS of Words GReaTeR FoR Real iNDeeD God

    Yes ‘Ghost AuthorS’ UNderStand the Essence of the
    Form of The Power of What the “Pen” is… Truly iNDeed For Real

    Yes True i Wrote A Subchapter Titled “Grand Cross Bible 2016” in 7 Months
    And Did it Again in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 And True Oops i’m

    Doing it Again Just
    For the Autotelic
    Flow of Completing
    More of my Human Potentials
    in The Ecstasy BLeSSinG BLiSSinG

    Of Just Doing it Again For this Gift of Life Real

    Yet It’s True in Flow This Year Up to around 716,000 Words
    iN Almost Seven Months So Far i May Only Reach More Than
    the “New International
    Version” Yes

    oF An Old

    Bible Size

    This Year hehe

    JusT ASSiGNiNG A Different

    ‘Sugar Pill’ of Muse It Could Be

    A ‘Blue Turtle’ Whatever i Choose

    That is Holy and Sacred to me For Real
    Hehe Smart Phones Have Lost the Contest

    With “Moore’s Law” Now For Crashing in Pathetic

    Attempts to Open Up my New Blog Posts ‘These Days’

    Yet You See Nothing in This World of Tools of Titles and

    Money And Stuff Will Add or

    Subtract What

    Is Naked
    Enough Whole
    Complete Just to Do

    If Someone Finds One of the
    Messages in the Bottle in the Ocean
    Online When Technology and Other
    Humans Finally Catch Up So Be It if Not

    At Least i Truly

    Lived and Didn’t

    Jump off A Bridge

    With The Suicide
    Disease Shut in my
    Home For 66 Months
    As A Real Phantom of the
    Opera And Hunchback of Notre Dame too

    Living With a SMiLe Naked Enough Whole
    Complete Just To Give Away in A Dance When

    The Grandchildren of the Lady Who Cuts my Hair
    Begs Her to Tell Them Where And When i Will Dance

    Next Just to See
    the Art Free of me

    Is Surely Reward Enough
    Free Just To Give SMiLes Away For

    Free Yes It’s All About Perspective (of only me) And

    What Really In Life Ya Choose As Your Holiday Tradition

    At Best

    Just Another
    ‘Christmas Carol’

    Or A Truly ‘Wonderful Life’

    Now WHeRE You Do Your Own Review

    Now Hehe And Finish Your Obituary LiVinG In

    Real TimE ONLiNE Now PicKinG YouR Own FLoWeRS

    As You Rise Up From That Old “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely HeARTS

    Club Band” Album Cover

    Of Your Own
    Choosing No
    Longer Just
    A Stone Statue
    in A Living Burial Ground

    RiSinG UP With No Name Yet
    Do With SMiLes Warm and True

    Anyway This is my Christ-X Story of Change

    And YeS FoR ReaL i’m

    Just Doing IT New Now

    For Free LovinG iT All
    AS Stars Will Shine Below

    Mooning the Rest of the
    Earth Free As Well Hehe

    iN Dance and Song Naked
    Enough Whole Complete For Real With SMiLes

    Okay Finishing With The iNHale of Peace Now For
    The Exhale of Love

    As Usual
    i’ll Be Back

    i For one Don’t
    Break PromiseS Hehe
    As The ‘Record Books’ SHoW..:)


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