53: Independence/Empowerment: Success

53: Independence/Empowerment: Success

‘Success is sometimes the outcome of a whole string of failures’ -Van Gogh

‘Ever tried.

Ever failed.

No matter.

Try again.

Fail again.

Fail better.’ -Samuel Beckett

I really like these two quotes. They helped me to come up with this idea for MLS.

Scenario/Story: A MLS player is standing alone on a MLS field. He has several soccer balls in front of him. He tries to make a goal from the mid-field line. He keeps trying, but he can’t make the goal. The next day, he goes back to the field. He keeps trying to make the goal, but he can’t. The player decides to close his eyes. He kicks the ball and it goes in the net. He smiles. The next day, MLS has a soccer game. The same player kicks the ball and makes a goal from very far away. Everyone is amazed. He walks off the field and his coach asks him how he made the goal? He says, ‘I closed my eyes’. His coach laughs and says ‘yeah, right’. He tells the player to get ready to go back on the field. The MLS player smiles.

Nonconformity? It’s very unusual and risky for a soccer player to close his eyes while trying to make a goal. The player in the scenario takes the shot without worrying about the risk. This makes the scenario seem pretty rebellious.

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