Play to Be Happy Like Andrés Iniesta

Andrés Iniesta is a midfielder for Barcelona and the Spanish National Soccer Team. He is considered to be one of the greatest midfielders of all time, and the 33 trophies his teams have won make him the most decorated Spanish soccer player in history.

Iniesta has certainly won his share of titles and trophies. So I found it interesting when I came across this quote from Iniesta earlier this week, “I play to be happy, not to win titles.”

Perhaps this is the key to Andrés Iniesta’s tremendous success. He plays because it makes him happy. When we do what we love, we tend to be more committed to it; we tend to work harder at it. This commitment and hard work typically leads to greater success, and certainly this has been the case with Iniesta.

So what’s your passion? What do you do to make you happy? What gives you life? The answers to these questions may be the key to your success. So think about them and then work (and play) to be happy and the “titles” and success will follow.

Thanks for reading,

Jim

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